Urinetown book writer and lyricist Greg Kotis has penned a new comedy, Eat the Taste, which makes its United States of America(n) premiere this fall at the Barrow Street Theatre.
The 65-minute spoof, directed by John Clancy, features a new song by Urinetown's Tony-winning duo (Kotis and Mark Hollmann). It is set in the future when members of the Bush Cabinet are seeking new jobs -- chief among those is Attorney General Ashcroft who wants to parlay his life story and singing career into an uplifting Broadway musical. The AG sends special agents to New York to convince the creators of Urinetown that they are the right team for his project because they are in-touch with the "hipper" crowd…and because Elton John is not available.
Greg Kotis and Mark Hollmann, who play themselves, are joined by fellow cast mates Bill Coelius, Gibson Frazier, Paul Urcioli, and Eva van Dok.