Mark Hollmann

Birth Place: Belleville, Illinois

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Mark Hollmann won the Tony Award®, the Obie Award, and the National Broadway Theatre Award for his music and lyrics to URINETOWN THE MUSICAL, which went from the 1999 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) to receive 10 Tony Award® nominations and 11 Drama Desk Award nominations and win the Outer Critics Circle Award, the Drama League Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for best musical.  His other shows as composer/lyricist include THE STING (Paper Mill Playhouse), ZM (Village Theatre Beta Series), YEAST NATION (FringeNYC 2011) and BIGFOOT AND OTHER LOST SOULS (Perseverance Theatre).  For TV, he has written songs for the Disney Channel's JOHNNY AND THE SPRITES.  He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Dramatists Guild of America and has served on the council of the Dramatists Guild as well as on the Tony Award® Nominating Committee. 

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Developmental Readings of BORDELLO THE MUSICAL Set For This Week

 The York Theatre Company will present developmental readings of Bordello, The Musical, with book by Barbara Bellman and Joan Ross Sorkin, music by Emiliano Messiez, lyrics by Barbara Bellman, music direction by Steven Gross and directed by Will Pomerantz.

BORDELLO, THE MUSICAL To Have York Theatre Company Developmental Readings

Bordello, The Musical is set to have developmental readings at York Theatre Company on February 29 and March 1.

Little Theatre of Norfolk Opens 97th Season with Tony Award Winning URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL

Little Theatre of Norfolk will open its 97th Season with Tony Award Winning, Urinetown, The Musical for Best Book of a Musical and Original Score.

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL To Open At Four County Players

Don't miss the highly-anticipated and thought-provoking satire, URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, opening at Four County Players. Get all the details on dates, tickets, and the talented cast in this article.

Video: First Look at San Diego Musical Theatre's URINETOWN

An all new promo video has been released for San Diego Musical Theatre's production of Urinetown, running July 21-30, 2023!

Review: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL at Carlisle Theatre Players On High

This production of Urinetown: The Musical at Carlisle Theatre is one of their best productions of the season. Audiences do not want to miss out on this quirky, meaningful, strangely deep musical featuring gorgeous vocals, outstanding choreography, and fantastic acting.

Now Hiring: Company Manager, Carpenter & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/8/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Marchánt Davis, Gizel Jimenez & More to be Featured in The New Group's FREEFEST

The New Group will present the debut of FreeFest, a weeklong festival of FREE play readings and panel discussions, featuring new works that embrace radical expression.

Now Hiring: Director, Lighting Designer, and More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 6/1/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Photos: First Look At URINETOWN At Theater 555

URINETOWN is currently wowing sold out audiences at the off-Broadway theatrical venue - THEATER 555 (located at 555 W. 42nd Street). Urinetown is being produced by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway as their 2023 Main Stage production and runs through Sunday May 7th! See photos from the production below!

Review: URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL at Theatre South Playhouse

URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL may not be the most appealing title for a show, but it has proven over the last 20+ years since its journey to Broadway (scoring ten Tony nominations and three awards) that it can be a real crowd pleaser, despite the unfortunate title (and unique subject matter). With music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, URINETOWN is that rare breed of musical – a tuneful and entertaining satirical comedy with a deeper commentary on the state of the world. And for Theatre South Playhouse in Dr. Phillips this production is a long time coming – as they were poised to open a production of the show in March 2020. So, just like the characters in URINETOWN, you might say the theatre company has been “holding it” for three years (sorry, I couldn’t resist). And the wait seems totally worth it for this production delivers a funny, entertaining and rollicking good time from beginning to the very last “flush.”

THE SECRET GARDEN & More Lead Florida's May 2023 Theater Top Picks

Orlando is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Our top picks for May 2023 include The Secret Garden and more!

The Episcopal Actors' Guild Welcomes Quicksilver Radio Theater's THE SPECKLED BAND: AN ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES, October 17

The Episcopal Actors' Guild will welcome to the Guild Hall stage a one-night-only, benefit production from Quicksilver Radio Theater: the award-winning The Speckled Band: An Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.

Steve Martin & Martin Short, THE COLOR PURPLE, AMERICAN PROPHET & More Lead Washington DC's August Top Picks

Washington, DC is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out our selections for August including Steve Martin and Martin Short, The Color Purple American Prophet, No Place To Go and more!

Photos: Southwark Playhouse Presents YEAST NATION

The European premiere of a bio-historical musical comedy from the Tony-award winning writers of  Urinetown opens at the Southwark Playhouse this summer. See photos from the production.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Debut of YEAST NATION, From the Writers of URINETOWN

The European premiere of Yeast Nation (The Triumph of Life) opens at the Southwark Playhouse this summer. The musical was written and composed by Tony and Obie award-winning writers Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, and this debut London production is directed by Benji Sperring. Get a first look at rehearsal photos here!

URINETOWN Mac-Haydn Theatre Debut Next Week

'Urinetown' makes its debut at the Mac-Haydn Theatre, running July 7-17. Planned for the Mac-Haydn's 2020 season (but postponed due to COVID), the production is two years in the making.

THE SEAGULL Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows

July continues a fantastic summer of theatre in London. From Emilia Clarke's West End debut in Jamie Lloyd's version of Chekhov's The Seagull to Anything Goes returning to The Barbican, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

Cast Announced For YEAST NATION at Southwark Playhouse

The cast for the London debut of Yeast Nation has been announced today, combining four seasoned performers with four recent graduates.

Photos: First Look at New Line Theatre's URINETOWN

Set in 2027, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' URINETOWN is an hilariously subversive fable of greed, corruption, love, revolution, and urination, in a time when water is worth its weight in gold and there's no such thing as a free pee. Set in a near-future dystopian Gotham, a severe 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens are forced to use public 'amenities' now, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. In this nightmare world, the punishment for an unauthorized pee is a trip to the dreaded Urinetown. But from the ruins of Democracy and courtesy flushes, there rises an unlikely hero who decides he's held it long enough, and he launches a People's Revolution to lead them all to urinary freedom!

Mark Hollmann FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Mark Hollmann has written 6 shows including My Man Godfrey (Composer/Lyricist), Urinetown (Composer), Wild Goat (Composer/Lyricist), Urinetown Prequel (Composer/Lyricist), The Man in the White Suit (Lyricist), The Sting (Composer/Lyricist).

Mark Hollmann has been nominated for several awards for his work in the Broadway show "Urinetown The Musical." He was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards. Additionally, he received nominations for Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for "Urinetown."

Mark Hollmann has won several awards for his work in the Broadway musical "Urinetown The Musical." He received the Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre. Additionally, he was honored with the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music for his contributions to "Urinetown."

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