They've definitely got the writing chops to make the book and score incredible. This could be the new Spamalot, but with a much wider potential audience. It also has the potential to piss off a lot of people. I'll be really interested to see how the Broadway community reacts to it once it's in previews, which will probably be a long way off since they haven't announced a venue or casting yet. As a first forray into stage musicals, this was an odd choice to me. I guess they figure that if they're going to take a property that's not South Park-related to NYC, it may as well be one that'll get a lot of press for being controversial. I can't wait to get more info on this, and to see just how outlandish they go. It can't be any worse than Shrek, anyway... right?
Man, what is it with Mark Waid? Is there a title he didn't get fired from, or leave amidst some kind of weird controversy? He couldn't get along with Alex Ross on Kingdom Come, Scott Lobdell on X-Men, Bob Harras on Captain America, and now this.