Wednesday, March 27, 2013

10 Years Ago Today: Urban Cowboy


Here is the fourth in a continuing series that celebrates the Broadway musicals of 10, 20 and 30 years ago.  To see the the others in the series, click on the "Back in Time" tab at the top of your screen, then scroll down and click the links!  Enjoy!

The Playbills

The Show Card and Advertising Brochure

Cast Recording Sample Cover?

Show: Urban Cowboy
Theatre: Broadhurst
Opening Night: March 27, 2003
Performances: 26 previews, 60 performances
Tonys: 2 nominations, including Best Score with 30 composer/lyricists listed!
Who's Who 10 Years Later: Director Lonny Price Master Harold...and the Boys, 110 in the Shade; Stars Matt Cavenaugh (West Side Story, Grey Gardens, A Catered Affair) and Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Chaplin) made their debuts in Urban Cowboy.  Supporting actors included Sally Mayes (Steel Magnolias - understudy) and Leo Burmester, most famously Broadway's original Thenardier in Les Miserables, made his final appearance on Broadway in Urban Cowboy.  He passed away in 2007.  Interesting fact: more than half the cast have not returned to Broadway since the show closed.
Broadway Babies: In the ensemble were: Michael Balderrama (Ghost, In the Heights, Hot Feet); Lisa Gajda (Taboo, Spamalot, The Times They Are A-Changin', Cry-Baby, Pal Joey, Finian's Rainbow, Elf, Catch Me If You Can, Chaplin); Justin Greer (Shrek, Anything Goes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood); Adinah Alexander (Wicked, The Wedding Singer, Kinky Boots); Josh Rhodes (Choreographer - The Drowsy Chaperone, Cinderella, First Date)

Matt Cavenaugh and Jenn Colella

Leo Burmester and Sally Mayes

Production Photos

And what might be Broadway's most famous photo shoot,
including the melted Vaseline rubdown...

NOTE: Credits reflect work by artists since the opening night being celebrated here.


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