File this under "good timing": just as the passage Proposition 8 ignited a gays vs. Mormons clash so intense that only David Archuleta can mediate a resolution, word has leaked about the next project from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, a Broadway-bound show entitled Mormon Musical. The two have set openly gay Xanadu alum Cheyenne Jackson to star, and Jackson opened up to Pop Wrap about what to expect (besides, obviously, the angel Moroni slathered in gold body glitter):
"It's hilarious - very acerbic and biting. It offends everybody but does what 'South Park' does best, which is by the end it comes around and has something great to say," Cheyenne told Pop Wrap. "I play the main missionary, Elder something," he said, straining to recall the name of his character. But the biggest unknown still is who else will be joining the cast. When I asked Cheyenne which other actors would be co-starring, all he would say (through the world's largest grin) is, "a lot of people - all amazing." ...The show starts rehearsals in December, so expect to see it on the Great White Way sometime in 2009!
Finally, a way for gays to get inside Mormons that doesn't involve three Sprite Zeros and some balled-up long underwear! At Defamer HQ, we're especially excited for the original soundtrack; we've heard that even Sondheim can't top the Joseph Smith love theme, "I Do, I Do, I Do (to You, and You, and You)."