Mamma Mia! begins Broadway performances next week, so the cast and creative staff are catching a few shows before the real work begins. Mamma Mia! star Louise Pitre (left) and David Keeley with direction by Phyllida Lloyd. Nana Visitor (far right) is herself a city resident, although her home is Chicago, where not only is it okay to pee, it's okay to kill.
The satiric Urinetown is set in a futuristic urban world where residents must "pay to pee" due to a drought that has plagued the land. When townspeople revolt against the evil corporation that controls the water, what burbles up in the tuner is a neo-Brechtian spoof of musical comedy conventions. Urinetown, which stars John Cullum, Hunter Foster, Spencer Kayden, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Jeff McCarthy, opened Sept. 20 at The Henry Miller after a one-week delay caused by the Sept. 11 World Trade Center tragedy.