Urban Cowboy Boots Scootin' Boogies It Up on NBC's "Today Show," March 14

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The cast of the new Broadway musical Urban Cowboy will perform "Boots Scootin' Boogie" live on NBC's "The Today Show" March 14.

The ensemble will dance up their musical number outside at Rockefeller Plaza, airing in the last half hour of the broadcast, 8:30-9 AM (ET).

Broadway's newest hunk Matt Cavenaugh and his love interest Jenn Colella — who play the lead roles of Bud and Sissy (John Travolta and Debra Winger in the movie) — will head up the entire company in the tune made famous by country artists Brooks & Dunn.


Lonny Price (A Class Act) directs Urban Cowboy with choreography by Melinda Roy. Aaron Latham, who co-wrote the original screenplay for the movie, shares credit for the book of Urban Cowboy with the late Phillip Oesterman. Chase Mishkin and Leonard Soloway produce the show set to open March 27 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

The new musical features an eclectic collection of old and new music. Popular country music by Shania Twain, Clint Black and Brooks & Dunn will be interpolated among songs from the movie — including the signature "Lookin' For Love" — as well as original works by Jeff Blumenkrantz, Bob Stillman and the production's musical director-conductor Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years.) Tickets to Urban Cowboy at Broadway's Broadhurst, 234 West 44 St., can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or online at www.telecharge.com.

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