June 13, 2011
'South Park' creators religious satire sweeps the Tony Awards
Hit musical 'The Book of Mormon' showered with awards.
South Park creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, were the big winners at this year's Tony Awards picking up nine awards for their musical, The Book of Mormon. The Tony awards are given as recognition of achievement in live Broadway theatre.
Among the nine accolades received were gongs for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical and the most coveted Best Musical award.
With the tagline “God loves Mormons and he wants some more”, The Book of Mormon is a religious satire but one that looks affectionately upon its targets.
It is described by the creators as “an atheist's love letter to religion”.
Speaking to NPR Matt Stone said, "The official church response was something along the lines of 'The Book of Mormon the musical might entertain you for a night, but the Book of Mormon will change your life through Jesus.' Which we actually completely agree with.”
As reported by Playbill, Sonia Friedman is hoping to bring the show to London audiences in 2012.
The fifteenth season of South Park premièred on April 27 with the HUMANCENTiPAD, an episode satirising Steve Jobs and Apple.