Hope tells him that his reign of terror is over, and that he will be sent to the same place he sent Bobby and all those who wouldn't—or couldn't—meet his criminal fee hikes. Onstage is a crew of uniformly delightful performers both seasoned (the bad-guy duo of John Cullum and Nancy Opel) and fresh (the good young lovers Jennifer Laura Thompson and Hunter Foster). A brilliant musical satire modeled off the plays of Weill and Brecht, Urinetown is a wickedly funny, fast-paced, and surprisingly intelligent comedic romp. The item you've selected was not added to your cart. Condition:--not specified. The oppressed masses huddle in line at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town, Public Amenity #9, which is run by the rigid, harshly authoritarian Penelope Pennywise and her assistant, dashing young everyman Bobby Strong. Performer: Hunter Foster Bobby Strong - (Aug 27, 2001 - Mar 20, 2003) Bobby Strong - Replacement (Jul 08, 2003 - Jul 27, 2003) Listen to Urinetown the Musical by Musical Cast Recording on Apple Music. Little Sally returns to the hideout in a shocked daze, having just heard Bobby's last words. Cladwell has her arrested as well. URINETOWN May 2002 Broadway Playbill! New and Upcoming Releases - KINKY BOOTS Blu-Ray, and More! Just as the rebels are about to murder Hope in revenge, Pennywise enters and offers herself instead, proclaiming herself to be Hope's mother. Hope enters and encounters Bobby Strong. Cladwell, McQueen, Fipp, Pennywise, Lockstock and Barrel arrive at Amenity #9 to snuff out the uprising. Hunter Foster originated the role of Bobby Strong in the Broadway and Off-Broadway companies of Urinetown (Outer Critic and Lucille Lortel Award … Bobby concludes that the laws are wrong. The show was a hit, and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards; winning the Tony award for best book, score and direction. She escapes before Lockstock can ask her what "metaphysical" means. ", According to Foster, he felt strongly now was the time to share this news with our community. Horrified, Pennywise marvels at the depth of Cladwell's evil. Condition:--not specified. Pennywise rushes to the offices of UGC, where she informs Cladwell of the revolution. Bobby refuses, and demands free access for the people. He is an actor, known for Bunheads (2012), Submissions Only (2010) and O.T.P. Hope tells Bobby that the only answer is to follow his heart. He has been married to Jennifer Cody since 1998. Urinetown debuted at the New York International Fringe Festival, and then was produced Off-Broadway at the American Theatre for Actors from May 6, 2001 to June 25, 2001. Pennywise and Cladwell reminisce about their past romance. Hunter Foster was born on June 25, 1969 in Lumberton, North Carolina, USA as Robert Hunter Foster. He explains that he made a promise that all the people of the land would be free. Album Urinetown (Original Cast Recording) It’s a Privilege to Pee Lyrics [Old Man Strong, spoken] Bobby! Bobby, distraught over his father's arrest and wondering if he could have done something, tells Hope that his heart feels either cold or empty. Watch a Senior Dance Troupe Get a Lesson from a Broadway Dance Captain! The Urine Good Company is renamed "The Bobby Strong Memorial Toilet Authority" and the people are henceforth allowed "to pee whenever they like, as much as they like, for as long as they like, and with whomever they like". The rebel poor escape with Hope as their hostage. At the UGC headquarters, Bobby is offered a suitcase full of cash and full amnesty to the rebels as long as Hope is returned and the people agree to the new fee hikes. It parodies such musicals as Chicago, West Side Story, Les Miserables and the Threepenny Opera. Lockstock vows to catch the poor as he tells the audience to enjoy intermission. James and Seth announce the nominations for the 65th annual Drama Desk Awards, featuring the Urinetown Original Broadway Company including Hunter Foster, Spencer Kayden, Jeff McCarthy, Nancy Opel and Jennifer Laura Thompson. Cladwell is overjoyed, until the rest of the poor reveal themselves. Cladwell orders the cops to escort Bobby to Urinetown—even if it means that the rebel poor will kill Hope. More Like This. Reviews, production photos and upcoming productions. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Adding to your cart. HUNTER FOSTER Spencer Kayden JEFF McCARTHY. URINETOWN May 2002 Broadway Playbill! Bobby learns that Hope is Cladwell's daughter. by Hunter Foster • Nov 30, 2011. Bobby is sure that Urinetown is nothing but a lie designed to keep the poor people in fear. Block & Sebastian Arcelus & Seth Rudetsky 2/14 8 PM ET. She, Hope, and Fipp sing of their regrets of falling for Cladwell's schemes. Bobby says goodbye to Hope, apologizes, and tells her to think of what they have. Final Lineup Announced For SAVE BIRDLAND: A Celebration Of Music, History, And Community, VIDEO: Broadway Jumps on the BRIDGERTON Musical Bandwagon, VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Perform 'All That Jazz' During SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser. He is thrown off. Cladwell pleads to the people that he is their only chance at seeing tomorrow, but it is no use. The musical then opened on Broadway at Henry Miller's Theatre, running from September 20, 2001 through January 18, 2004, totaling 25 previews and 965 performances. Popular Hunter Foster songs Lost in the Wilderness Foster was a part of the original Broadway cast playing the lead role of Bobby Strong when Urinetown opened on September 20, 2001 at the Henry Miller's Theatre in New York. A musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself. Lockstock and Barrel throw him off the building. (2014). Our favorite moment is absolutely the entirety of 2:47-3:08 with special honors to moments 2:54 and 2:58. ... Urinetown the Musical LIVESTREAM! The ghost of Bobby sings, along with Little Sally, his last words, which are directed to Hope. When Hunter Foster accepted a part in the off-Broadway musical Urinetown, he had no idea what the reaction would be, let alone how it … Chasten Buttigieg to Join Educational Theatre Foundation’s Virtual Gala. Shop Urinetown, Broadway Playbill + Hunter Foster, David Beach, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rick Crom, John Cullum, John Deyle, Ken Jennings, Victor W. Hawks and more music, movie, and TV memorabilia at Amazon's Entertainment Collectibles Store. stated Foster. ... His foster mom describes him as a gentle, beautiful, sweet souled little boy. "While it's clear we will have to adjust our 2020/21 season (based on the Covid-19 pandemic), and hope to announce those plans shortly, I want to announce that we will open the 2021/22 season with the Tony Award winning musical, Urinetown. In 2003, Foster starred as Seymour in the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, for which he received his first Tony Award nomination. RENT Original Cast and Crew Members Reflect on the Show's Premiere and Losing Jonathan Larson, 25 Years Ago Today, Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer & Seth Rudetsky 1/31 8 PM ET, Christy Altomare & Seth Rudetsky 2/7 3 PM ET, Stephanie J. Hunter Foster - Bobby Strong Jennifer Laura Thompson - Hope Cladwell Nancy Opel - Penelope Pennywise John Cullum - Caldwell B. Cladwell Spencer Kayden - Little Sally Jeff McCarthy - Officer Lockstock Daniel Marcus - Officer Barrel John Deyle - … Our hope is to bring our audiences Fences and Fun Home at a later date and make necessary adjustments on to our 2020/21 Season as necessary. It is insinuated that Hope suffers a terrible death at the hand of the people for her actions in depleting the water supply, but the remaining townsfolk will wage on, their town now quite like the imaginary "Urinetown" with which they had been threatened for years. The parallels to what is happening today cannot be overstated, and we once again turn to this fantastic show to lead us towards a better day.". "Courage and resilience are are expressions we all are feeling and witnessing with the Covid-19 pandemic. ICYMI- Watch Broadway Unite for the SAVE BIRDLAND Fundraiser! The show opens with a grim welcome from Officer Lockstock, a policeman, assisted by the street urchin Little Sally. Official website of director, writer and Broadway actor Hunter Foster. Mar 7, 2019 - Explore Ro Seskin's board "Urinetown" on Pinterest. I am so honored to bring this show to Redhouse, a show that has meant so much to my career; and to be able to produce it for its 20th anniversary is beyond thrilling." Sign in to check out Check out as guest . After Old Man Strong's plea is dismissed, he urinates on the street and is soon arrested by Officers Lockstock and Barrel and escorted off to Urinetown. Lockstock welcomes everyone back. Lockstock tells the audience that, as draconian as the UGC's rules were, they kept the people from squandering the limited water supply; now, much of the population dies of thirst. It opened on Broadway in September 2001. As an actor, his Broadway credits include: The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (Tony Nomination), Urinetown, Footloose, King David, Les Misérables, Grease and Pump Boys and Dinettes. VIDEO: On This Day, January 24- Happy Birthday, Daveed Diggs! Be first to get the top news & best streams. See more ideas about musicals, theatre, costume rentals. Hunter Foster. Product Type: Musicnotes. Price: US $19.99. His last words encourage the rebels "to fight for what they know is right," and that "the time is always now." HUNTER FOSTER Spencer Kayden JEFF McCARTHY. Bobby realizes that the only way out of the trap is to kidnap Hope to use as leverage against Cladwell. November 2001 - Henry Miller Theatre Playbill - Urinetown - Hunter Foster. "There are many parallels with what is going on now in our world and things that were happening when Urinetown debuted on Broadway" he shared. Pennywise fiercely swears that if any of the rebels harm Hope, she will have Bobby sent off to Urinetown. Hunter Foster, Actor: Bunheads. Officers Lockstock and Barrel discuss the journey to Urinetown and how it reduces everyone, even the toughest, to screams. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Item Information. The two realize that they both want a new world where the people can be happy and pee for free, and united by their belief, fall in love. Little Sally asks Officer Lockstock what Urinetown is like, but Lockstock replies that its power lies in its mystery and he cannot flippantly reveal that "there is no Urinetown, we just kill people", and that the reveal won't come until Act II, "with everybody singing and things like that.". Little Shop of Horrors (2003) Opened Oct 2, 2003: as Seymour (Original) Urinetown The Musical (2001) Opened Sep 20, 2001: as Bobby Strong (Original) Hunter Foster is an American stage actor known for his roles in Urinetown, and the Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. For the most updated information on Redhouse please visit their website at www.theredhouse.org. Hope reveals to her father that she is still alive. Bobby goes, but only after being reminded by the impatient rebels that if anything happens to him, Hope will be killed. By way of introduction, the UGC staff sing a paean to their chief. Career After touring in several shows and playing on Broadway, in 2001 he was cast in his breakthrough role of Bobby Strong in Urinetown, for which he received both a nomination for an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. The two give each other long, meaningful looks, but they are interrupted by the situation at hand. He is an actor, known for Bunheads (2012), Submissions Only (2010) and O.T.P. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Cladwell vows to crush the rebellion, frightening Hope. Hunter Foster as "Bobby Strong" ... URINETOWN, the Musical, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Book and lyrics by Greg Kotis started life in the New York International Fringe Festival in 1999 and was one of the first shows to successfully make the transition from fringe to Broadway. Foster was a part of the original Broadway cast playing the lead role of Bobby Strong when Urinetown opened on September 20, 2001 at the Henry Miller 's Theatre in New York. We and our partners share information on your use of this website to help improve your experience. Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM. After touring in several shows and playing on Broadway, in 2001 he was cast in his breakthrough role of Bobby Strong in Urinetown, for which he received both a nomination for an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Lucille Lortel Award. Just then, Pennywise bursts into the secret hideout telling Bobby that Cladwell wants him to come to the UGC headquarters. Hunter Foster (born June 25, 1969) is an American musical theatre director, actor, singer, librettist and playwright. The poor reel back, shocked by this unexpected twist. ... Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors and Million Dollar Quartet—Hunter Foster has kept a finger on the pulse of the off-Broadway world, as well. While many theater seasons are announcing cancellations due to the current pandemic, and Redhouse itself has been planning for a few different scenarios when operations reopen, the opportunity to share "good news" and offer some hope for the future was something we felt important at this time. Bobby and his mother Josephine hand out memos to the other Assistant Custodians in hope that they will join them. He has been married to Jennifer Cody since 1998. Hopefully we'll learn more soon. Ultimate moment: Hunter Foster in this whole song, friends. Cladwell is led to the roof, shouting that he regrets nothing, and however cruel he might have been, he "kept the pee off the street and the water in the ground." HUNTER FOSTER Spencer Kayden JEFF McCARTHY. Redhouse is proud to share this news with our community but specific show details won't be available for some time," the theatre said in a statement, "At this time Redhouse will continue to wait for a little more guidance on when it can reopen and based on that will make decisions and announcements on an updated full schedule. Urinetown is a black comedy musical. MINYAN Starring Samuel H. Levine Purchased by Strand Releasing. – Pennywise, Fipp, Lockstock, Barrel, Hope and Bobby, Tell Her I Love Her – Little Sally, Bobby, Soupy Sue, Tiny Tom, and Josephine, We're Not Sorry – Little Sally, Hot Blades Harry, Josephine, Soupy Sue, and Company, I'm Not Sorry (Reprise) - Cladwell and Pennywise, I See a River – Hope, Little Becky Two Shoes, Josephine, and Company. However, the town's newfound urinary bliss is short-lived, as its limited water supply quickly disappears. Price: US $14.99. Later that day, in the corporate offices of Urine Good Company, the CEO, Caldwell B. Cladwell, is discussing the new fee hikes with Senator Fipp, a politician firmly in Cladwell's pocket, when Cladwell's beautiful daughter, Hope Cladwell, arrives on the scene as the UGC's new fax/copy girl. Bobby, reason with the woman. VIDEO Special: Broadway Celebrates the Legacy of the Late, Great Ann Reinking. Set in a near-future in which water … They are about to kill her when Bobby bursts in and reminds the rebels that their purpose is more than just revenge. (2014). Meanwhile, Bobby is led to the top of the UGC building, and learns the truth: Urinetown is death. Will Chase Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now! Hunter Foster and Jennifer Laura Thompson of "Urinetown" perform at "Stars in the Alley," the annual League of American Theatres and Producers lunchtime sampling of Broadway shows in Shubert Alley. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (musical), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (musical), https://goldenthroats.fandom.com/wiki/Urinetown?oldid=31698, Too Much Exposition – Lockstock and Company, It's a Privilege to Pee – Pennywise and the Poor, It's a Privilege to Pee (Reprise) - Lockstock and the Poor, Mr. Cladwell – Cladwell, Hope, Mr. McQueen, and the Staff of UGC, Don't Be the Bunny – Cladwell and the Staff of UGC, Act One Finale – Bobby, Cladwell, Hope, and Company, What is Urinetown? Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Urinetown: The Musical [Original Cast Recording] - on AllMusic - 2001 - If your first reaction on hearing about a musical… Sign in to check out Check out as guest . All restroom activities are done in public toilets controlled by a megacorporation called "Urine Good Company" (or UGC). Hunter Foster's wife, Jennifer Cody, played Little Becky Two Shoes in the production. The poor stage a revolt, led by a brave young hero, fighting tooth and nail for the freedom they all pray for. More Songs From the Show: Urinetown… Bobby regrets having ever listened to his heart. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three. Bobby explains that in the heat of battle the cry of freedom sounds something like. Wake Up 1/27: Bway League Offers Help With Vaccination Efforts, & More! Hunter Foster, Urinetown's young hero, matches Cullum scene for scene and manages to masterfully carry Urinetown through some of its touchiest and most unsettling moments. November 2001 - Henry Miller Theatre Playbill - Urinetown - Hunter Foster. You May Also Like: Don't Be the Bunny (Urinetown) It's a Privilege To Pee (Urinetown) Follow Your Heart (Urinetown) Arrangements of This Song: View All. Convinced that Bobby, Josephine, and Little Sally have been captured, the rebels, particularly Hot Blades Harry and Little Becky Two-Shoes, decide that the best way to get revenge on Cladwell is to kill Hope. Redhouse Arts Center's Artistic Director Hunter Foster has announced the company will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the musical Urinetown! It's a tribute to the skill deployed by the Urinetown creative team (Mark Hollman, music and lyrics; Greg Kotis, book and lyrics) that its title doesn't kill the show. Product #: MN0106653. Regina King Talks ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI on THE LATE LATE SHOW, Derek DelGaudio & Frank Oz Talk IN AND OF ITSELF, Amanda Gorman Gets Special Message From Lin-Manuel Miranda, Watch Leslie Odom Jr.'s Video for 'Speak Now', Royal Shakespeare Company Lineup Added to BroadwayHD. "Urinetown's opening was significant since it was the first Broadway show to open after the attacks of 9/11, and it became a symbol of hope for our community as we bravely tried to return to normal life. Hunter Foster was born on June 25, 1969 in Lumberton, North Carolina, USA as Robert Hunter Foster. The rebels wonder what Urinetown is, and two of them, Little Becky Two-Shoes and Hot Blades Harry, explain their theories. To control water consumption, people have to pay to use the amenities. The sign leads to the sewers, where the rebels are holding Hope hostage. Invigorated, the poor rally around Bobby, but balk at his statement that the violent fight could take decades. Item Information. He has having an absolute ball during this number and his voice fits the tune perfectly. Foster will direct Urinetown, and has stated that "just like our production of Rent, Urinetown will be immersive, and produced 'in the round'. – Little Becky Two Shoes, Hot Blades Harry, Cladwell, Bobby, Little Sally, Lockstock, and the Poor, Snuff That Girl – Hot Blades Harry, Little Becky Two Shoes, and the Poor, Why Did I Listen to that Man? Hunter is an extra-large kitty with an extra-large, loving personality! There are harsh laws ensuring that people pay to pee, and if they are broken, the offender is sent to a penal colony called "Urinetown", never to return. One of the rebels reminds Bobby that the only words he said were "Run, everybody, run for your lives, run." Stream songs including "Overture", "Too Much Exposition" and more. The Golden Throats Wiki is a FANDOM Music Community. Cladwell orders Lockstock to search harder for the rebels, threatening that he will send everyone to Urinetown if Hope isn't found. ... Hunter Foster… Cladwell, by way of a series of increasingly convoluted metaphors involving a bunny, tells Hope that it is their privilege and responsibility to stomp on the poor. Trouble ensues when Bobby's father, Old Man Strong, cannot afford his urinal admission for the day and asks Pennywise to let him go free "just this once". Hunter Foster as Bobby Strong in the original Broadway cast production of "Urinetown" in 2001. His is a tour de force performance, which moves from strength to strength, and gives the musical's attempts at subversive satire a much needed emotional touchstone. Opening the doors of the urinal, despite Ms. Pennywise's protests, he begins a pee-for-free rebellion. In the meantime Redhouse has launched some virtual programming and will continue to add to that in the coming weeks.". He catches the audience up on the situation, and tells them that the rebel poor are holed up in a secret hideout somewhere, gesturing to a large sign that reads "Secret Hideout." NYTW Gala To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of RENT Featuring Original Cast Members Anthony Rapp, Adam Pascal, Idina Menzel, and More! According to Lockstock and Little Sally, a twenty-year drought has caused a terrible water shortage, making private toilets unthinkable. With the town at peace at last, the age of fear is over and that the people look forward to a bright new day. Featuring Ken Jennings, Hunter Foster & Nancy Opel. The police give chase, but the slow-motion choreography makes it impossible for the police to catch them. Lockstock catches Little Sally, but she is unfazed by his threat of Urinetown, because as she sees it, they are already in Urinetown; it "isn't so much a place as it is a metaphysical place" that they are all in, including Lockstock. Hope convinces the rebels to let her lead them, and she, Penny, and the poor march to the offices of UGC, killing Officer Barrel, Senator Fipp, and Mrs Millennium on the way. 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