Bush Is Bad to Take August Hiatus; Revamped Show Opens in September

News   Bush Is Bad to Take August Hiatus; Revamped Show Opens in September Bush Is Bad: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues, the acclaimed revue at the Triad Theatre, will begin a temporary hiatus following the July 29 performance.

A brand-new edition of the production — featuring politically topical material — will debut in late September. In a statement Bush Is Bad composer/lyricist/creator Joshua Rosenblum said, "We figure that George Bush is going to take off the entire month of August, so we can, too. Then once we re-open, we’ll be ready when the Republicans try to steal the 2006 midterm elections."

Bush Is Bad, according to production notes, "aims venomous, highly partisan musical barbs at the President and his dissembling gang of conspirators, resulting in a take-no-prisoners show." Gary Slavin directs and choreographs a cast that currently includes Janet Dickinson, Neal Mayer and Michael McCoy.

Described as a cross between Forbidden Broadway and "The Daily Show," Bush Is Bad "provides a bracing dose of the truth with an emphasis on comedy, not malice." Song titles include "How Can 59 Million People Be So Dumb?," "Good Conservative Values," "The Gay Agenda," "Scooter Libby Superstar" and "New Hope for the Fabulously Wealthy."

For the month of July, the revue will play Thursdays and Fridays at 9 PM and Saturdays at 7 PM. The Triad Theatre is located in Manhattan at 158 West 72nd Street. Tickets are priced $25 with a $12 minimum. Call (212) 352-3101 for reservations or visit www.triadnyc.com.

Visit www.bushisbadthemusical.com for more information.