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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.
I hope you'll come back for frequent visits, to see new reviews, to share opinions, to take a survey (or two), and to celebrate the shows and show people that have made the TheatreScene!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
10 Years Ago Today: Urban Cowboy
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The Show Card and Advertising Brochure
Cast Recording Sample Cover?
Show: Urban Cowboy
Opening Night: March 27, 2003
Performances: 26 previews, 60 performances
Tonys: 2 nominations, including Best Score with 30 composer/lyricists listed!
Who's Who 10 Years Later: Director Lonny Price Master Harold...and the Boys, 110 in the Shade; Stars Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story, Grey Gardens, A Catered Affair) and Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Chaplin) made their debuts in Urban Cowboy. Supporting actors included Sally Mayes (Steel Magnolias - understudy) and Leo Burmester, most famously Broadway's original Thenardier in Les Miserables, made his final appearance on Broadway in Urban Cowboy. He passed away in 2007. Interesting fact: more than half the cast have not returned to Broadway since the show closed.
Broadway Babies: In the ensemble were: Michael Balderrama (Ghost, In the Heights, Hot Feet); Lisa Gajda (Taboo, Spamalot, The Times They Are A-Changin', Cry-Baby, Pal Joey, Finian's Rainbow, Elf, Catch Me If You Can, Chaplin); Justin Greer (Shrek, Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood); Adinah Alexander (Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Kinky Boots); Josh Rhodes (Choreographer - The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, First Date)
Matt Cavenaugh and Jenn Colella
Leo Burmester and Sally Mayes
And what might be Broadway's most famous photo shoot,
including the melted Vaseline rubdown...
NOTE: Credits reflect work by artists since the opening night being celebrated here.