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James returns to Broadway!

James will play Officer Lockstock in Urinetown June 13 through July 6, filling in for a vacationing Jeff McCarthy. Officer Lockstock is the narrator of the offbeat musical comedy, which won three 2002 Tony Awards. James previously played Lockstock in a workshop.

What is Urinetown about? Playbill offers the following synposis:

A terrible water shortage has crippled the Gotham-like town that is the setting for Urinetown The Musical. In an attempt to regulate water consumption, the government has outlawed the use of private toilets. The citizenry must use public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company, a malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell.

Rex Reed of The New York Observer describes Urinetown as "A fresh, unique, original, impudent, colorful, exciting, irreverent, surprising and wonderful musical, that's all! A strange, macabre, eccentric, improbable and wildly indescribable entertainment. Urinetown follows only one rule: expect the unexpected. You've never experienced anything quite like it."

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Article on "Whoa, Little Sally! James Barbour Is Lockstock in Bway's Urinetown June 13-July 6"

Jane Eyre fans, take note: Don Richard (Mr. Brocklehurst) is a standby for five roles in Urinetown and often plays Caldwell B. Cladwell at Saturday matinees.

(Thanks to and Kathey and Mrs. Dionysius O'Gall at the Jane Eyre forum for this info!)

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Back from Broadway (Boston)
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Back from Broadway (New York)

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