Urban Cowboy to Close on May 18
Earlier today, it was announced that Urban Cowboy had received Tony Award nominations, for its score (with contributions by Bob Stillman, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Jason Robert Brown, and several other composers and lyricists) and choreography (by Melinda Roy). The show has also received a Drama Desk nomination for co-star Sally Mayes and two Outer Critics Circle nominations. Directed by Lonny Price, Urban Cowboy has a book by Aaron Latham and Philip Oesterman based on the screenplay of the film, which was in turn based on an article that Latham had written for Esquire magazine. The musical never recovered from a slew of negative reviews and has been doing poorly at the box office since its March 27 opening. A national tour of the show is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2004.