Urinetown, the Tony-winning Broadway musical about a future world crippled by a catastrophic water shortage, has canceled its June 18 evening and June 19 matinee performances because of, yes, water problems.
Apparently, the rainstorms of recent days have led to leaking at the Henry Miller Theater, where Urinetown is ensconced. Fearing more water damage, the building's landlord, with an OK from the musical's producers, has closed the theatre temporarily, resulting in the cancellation of two shows.
Officials expect the problems to dry up in a couple days. The run should resume on Wednesday evening.
Ticketholders for the eliminated performances may call Telecharge at 212-239-6200.
In the show, the scarcity of water leads to the outlawing of all private toilets, forcing the populace to pay for the "privilege to pee."