Clinton The Musical Returns for Off-Broadway Premiere at New World Stages

News   Clinton The Musical Returns for Off-Broadway Premiere at New World Stages
 
Clinton the Musical, which made headlines when it premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2014, is set to play Off-Broadway this spring at New World Stages.

With music and lyrics by Paul Hodge and a book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, previews will begin March 26 and opening night set for April 9. Tony nominee Dan Knechtges (Tail! Spin!, Xanadu) will direct.

The show played to sold-out houses and was extended several times at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this past summer. It was featured in numerous popular media outlets due to its controversial interpretations of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

The story, which observes the different faces of the former president's personality, is described as such: "If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was! Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: 'WJ,' the wholesome, intelligent one, and 'Billy,' the randy, charming one. With Hillary Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe."

The creative team includes Tony winners Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), David Woolard (costume design) and Peter Fitzgerald (sound design). Casting will be announced soon.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online by visiting www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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