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Urinetown - 2001 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Set in a Gotham-like city overwrought by ecological disaster, Urinetown: The Musical is a tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its very weight in gold. A depletion of the earth?s water supply has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The privilege to pee is regulated by a single, malevolent corporation, which profits by charging admission for one of mankind?s most basic needs. Urinetown is directed by John Rando, with musical staging by John Carrafa, and features book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann.



Urinetown won 2002 Tony Awards? for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical.

Running Time:

2 hours and 10 minutes, with one intermission

Henry Miller's Theatre


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Urinetown Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Urinetown have their been?
Urinetown has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2003, Toronto which opened in 2004, Chicago which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2014.

What Tony Awards has Urinetown been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Greg Kotis, Best Choreography for John Carrafa, Best Direction of a Musical for John Rando, Best Orchestrations for Bruce CoughlinBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Mark Hollmann and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Greg Kotis.

What Tony Awards has Urinetown won?
Best Book of a Musical for Greg Kotis, Best Choreography for John Carrafa Best Direction of a Musical for John Rando and Best Orchestrations for Bruce Coughlin Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Mark Hollmann Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Greg Kotis.

What other awards has Urinetown been nominated for?
Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Rando, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Spencer Kayden, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Rando, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark HollmanOutstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin.

What other awards has Urinetown won?
Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Rando, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Spencer Kayden, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Rando, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin.

What productions of Urinetown have their been?
Urinetown has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2003, Toronto which opened in 2004, Chicago which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2014.

What awards has Urinetown been nominated for?
Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Rando, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Spencer Kayden, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Rando, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark HollmanOutstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown and Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin.

What awards has Urinetown won?
Distinguished Production of a Musical (Drama League Awards), Outstanding Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Rando, Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Spencer Kayden, Outstanding Book of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for John Carrafa, Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for John Rando, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Greg Kotis Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Mark Hollman and Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Urinetown Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bruce Coughlin.

What is the order of songs in Urinetown and what's the order?
Too Much Exposition
Overture
Urinetown
It's a Privilege to Pee
Mr. Cladwell
Cop Song
Follow Your Heart
Look at the Sky
Don't Be the Bunny
Act One Finale
What is Urinetown?
Snuff That Girl
Run, Freedom, Run
Why Did I Listen to That Man?
Tell Her I Love Her
We're Not Sorry
We're Not Sorry-Reprise
I See a River

What productions of Urinetown have there been?
Urinetown has had 9 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Off-Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001, US Tour which opened in 2003, Toronto which opened in 2004, Chicago which opened in 2006, West End which opened in 2014 and West End which opened in 2014.