Urban Cowboy – Lookin’ For Love In All The Wrong Places

With business down, Broadway’s looking for a hit. A bunch of new shows are opening, led by a new musical version of “Urban Cowboy”. So how is it? Terry Teachout isn’t impressed. The story? “By turns cynically maudlin and pointlessly vulgar, it is a tissue of unfunny clichés so implausible-sounding that you wonder how Aaron Latham could possibly have been born in Spur, Texas. And the music? “Have I mentioned the score? Well, there isn’t one, only a jumble of ditties that might have been chosen by randomly punching the keys of an oddly stocked jukebox.”