Thursday, October 25, 2007

URINETOWN: The Creation Myth

While bumming through Europe and spending his dwindling funds on pay toilets, Greg Kotis witnessed a rally for the Rumanian dictator Ceausecu, complete with intimidation of the populace. These two experiences came together in the initial idea for a musical about privatization taken to a then- unimagined extreme.

URINENTOWN: THE MUSICAL began as a late entry in the 1999 New York City Fringe Festival, moved to Off-Broadway and then to a Broadway production that earned 10 Tony nominations in 2002, winning for Best Original Musical Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Director.

Now this fringe-to-Broadway hit is one of the ten most performed musicals all over the country.

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