Amy Spanger, Hunter Foster, Jeff McCarthy Due in Bway's Urinetown July 8

News   Amy Spanger, Hunter Foster, Jeff McCarthy Due in Bway's Urinetown July 8
Amy Spanger, a veteran of Broadway's Kiss Me, Kate and Off-Broadway's tick, tick...BOOM!, will move to Urinetown starting July 8, the same day original cast members Hunter Foster and Jeff McCarthy return to the show.

Exiting the hit at the Henry Miller Theatre (the show is expected to recoup any minute now) are Tom Cavanagh (as Bobby), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Hope) and James Barbour (as Lockstock), to be replaced respectively by Foster, Spanger and McCarthy.

John Cullum continues to play evil mogul Caldwell B. Cladwell, Carolee Carmello is Miss Pennywise and Spencer Kayden in Little Sally.

The darkly satiric musical with the most unlikely title on Broadway was first seen in 1999 at the New York International Fringe Festival, where commercial producers plucked it up and the writers refined it toward an Off Broadway run in summer 2001, and then to a Broadway move in September 2001.

The staging continues at Broadway's Henry Miller Theatre, with "Ed" TV star Tom Cavanagh starring as Bobby. The national tour of the show launches June 24 in San Francisco.

The show is currently being developed for the movies by The Araca Group, Dodger Theatricals and Killer Films. John Rando took home the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical in 2002. Urinetown also won 2002 Tonys for Best Book (Greg Kotis) and Best Score (lyricist Kotis and composer Mark Hollmann).

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