Since making his name as the librettist and lyricist of Urinetown, Greg Kotis has been busy demonstrating that he's not exclusively a musical theatre man. He recently told New York Newsday that he's working on a new play bearing the unlikely name of The Seven Loves of Baron Von Ziebenburg.
Kotis said the play was about "Medieval soldiers living in contemporary New York" and described the piece as "absurdist and dark."
Last January, John Clancy, the erstwhile artistic director of the New York International Fringe Festival, directed a short play by Kotis at Off Broadway's Dog & Pony variety show. Bill Coelius and Ben Schneider were in the cast.
As for new projects by Kotis and his Urinetown collaborator, Mark Hollmann, the two told Playbill On-Line they are working on two musicals, one based on source material and one original. They declined to give further details.
—By Robert Simonson
and Kenneth Jones