Emmy-Winning Comic Lands Role in Off-Broadway's Clinton The Musical

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Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Judy Gold has joined the cast of Clinton The Musical, which will begin previews at New World Stages March 25 prior to an official opening April 9.

Judy Gold
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Gold will play the role of Eleanor Roosevelt; she joins the previously announced Kerry Butler, who has been tapped to play Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and executive-produced by Ken Davenport, Clinton the Musical is written by Paul and Michael Hodge.

Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges will direct. The creative team also includes Tony-winning scenic designer Beowulf Boritt, Tony-nominated costume designer David Woolard and Tony-nominated sound designer Peter Fitzgerald.

"If President William Jefferson Clinton behaved like two different people—one moment noble, the next naughty—that’s because he was!" according to press notes. "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 (Rodham) 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. You cannot miss this 'hillary-ous' new musical and outrageous double bill!"

Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Gold is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed, long-running Off-Broadway hit shows, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Award nomination) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (Drama Desk Award nomination; GLAAD Award). She was also seen Off-Broadway in Love, Loss and What I Wore and in Disaster! Additional casting will be announced at a later time.

New World Stages is located at 340 West 50th Street. Tickets, priced $75-$95, can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. For more information go to www.ClintonTheMusical.com.

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