Recorded live over several performances in October, the CD — on the Original Cast Records label — will arrive in stores Dec. 20. The recording features Kate Baldwin (Jill Abramovitz replaced Baldwin in the show Nov. 7), Neal Mayer and Michael McCoy with the revue's composer-lyricist, Joshua Rosenblum, at the piano. Ten advance copies of the CD will be given away free of charge to ticket holders at the Nov. 28 performance of Bush Is Bad. That performance will also feature new songs about the Libby and DeLay indictments as well as other current White House topics.
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.
Described as a cross between Forbidden Broadway and "The Daily Show," Bush Is Bad is "a left-eyed look at the current sorry state of affairs in American government. It's the truth told bluntly but not savagely, with wit and without malice." Song titles include "How Can 59 Million People Be So Dumb?," "Good Conservative Values," "The Gay Agenda," "John Bolton Has Feelings, Too" and "New Hope for the Fabulously Wealthy."
The Triad Theatre is located in Manhattan at 158 West 72nd Street. Performances are Mondays and Thursdays at 9 PM; tickets are priced $20 with a $12 minimum. Call (212) 352-3101 for reservations or visit www.triadnyc.com.
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