throwback thursday

#ThrowBackThursday – Urinetown

Each Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday brings you another memorable moment from Broadway’s past!

This week, we rewind the clock to September of 2001.
The original production of Urinetown opened at Henry Miller’s Theatre (now the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) on September 20th, 2001.

  • The show ran for 965 performances before closing on January 18th, 2004.
  • At the 2002 Tony Awards, it was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning three for Best Book of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Original Score.
  • The show starred a who’s who of Broadway stars, including Hunter Foster, John Cullum, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jennifer Cody, and Ken Jennings.
  • Below, check out Hunter Foster, Jeff McCarthy, Spencer Kayden and the cast of Urinetown singing “Run Freedom Run” at the 2002 Tony Awards!