Urban Cowboy received Tony nominations for score and choreography, Drama Desk nominations for Featured Actress (Sally Mayes), and two Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Musical and Best Actress (Jenn Colella).
Urban Cowboy is based on the hit Paramount film of the same name, which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger. It’s the story of Bud, a new breed of cowboy who’s turnin’ heads and lookin’ for love in the biggest honkeytonk in the world. But can he raise the roof, get the girl and ride the bull, all before last call? Urban Cowboy features classic songs from the original film, hits from such current country stars as Shania Twain, Clint Black and the Dixie Chicks, and original songs from musical director and conductor Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years), as well as Jeff Blumenkrantz and Bob Stillman. Lonny Price directs with choreography by Melinda Roy. Set and projection design is by James Noone with lighting design by Natasha Katz and costume design by Ellis Tillman. Sound design is by Peter J. Fitzgerald.
(Thanks to JRB enthusiast Jimbo Diego for this write-up!)