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Theater & art

Matt Stone and Trey Parker on ‘The Book of Mormon’

Casey Nicholaw admits he was skeptical when he was asked to meet with “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about their new musical about Mormon missionaries in Africa.

It wasn’t that he didn’t like their TV show. He did, and was an even bigger fan of the musical film “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.” The Broadway veteran — who had garnered numerous plaudits and Tony Award nominations for his work as a choreographer and director on projects such as “Spamalot” and “The Drowsy Chaperone” — had faith that the men who regularly juggled social satire, talking poo, and musical numbers could write something great, but he was unsure how “co-directing” with Parker would work.

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