What kind of musical is this?

Brian MacDevitt takes a trip to Urinetown

The above question is posed late in the second act by one of the characters in Urinetown, and for good reason: There's never been a Broadway musical quite like this. Urinetown is set in an unspecified future where a water shortage has led to the privatization of all toilet facilities. In other words, as one song puts it, “It's a Privilege to Pee.” The money from this universal pay toilet scheme goes to the UGC (for Urin

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