22 Dec 2002
Hunter Foster with Jennifer Laura Thompson in Urinetown.
Photo by Joan Marcus
While at the 2002 Tony Awards, the big musical rivalry was between underdog Urinetown and the eventual winner Thoroughly Modern Millie, two of the shows' stars had no ill will towards each other. Siblings Sutton Foster (Millie's Millie) and Hunter Foster (Urinetown's hero) proved their gene pool is brimming with talent.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.