The production at Off-Broadway's Collective: Unconscious opens Jan. 22, 2006, following previews from Jan. 12.
Bush Wars is billed as "a compassionate counterattack on what its creators view as the disgraceful agenda of the Bush administration."
"Told through 16 musical parodies and dozens of costume changes, Bush Wars sinks its talons into everything from Dick Cheney (literally in bed with the oil companies) to the Supreme Court's 'right hand turn' and from 'Republican training school' to George W. in a soft shoe number with his bosom buddy, Jesus!" according to production notes. "No one is spared during the ninety minutes of non-stop music and comedy. The musical takes a funny but insightful look at how America's current government has undermined The Geneva Convention, Science (Evolution and The Environment), Social Security, Personal Security, Religious Freedom, Personal Freedom, Pretzels, Government Secrets, The Courts, The Brain Dead and yes, Democracy itself!"
Bush Wars is created by Nancy Holson, writer-director of the The News in Revue, (www.newsinrevue.com) the perennial political/social revue at Cranwell Resort in Lenox, Massachusetts (and also seen on TV). It is co-directed and choreographed by her long time collaborator, Jay Falzone. Jim Russek conceived the show and will co-produce. Russek is a former national political organizer and 30 year veteran of Broadway and Off-Broadway advertising.
The cast includes Jay Falzone, Jason Levinson, Andrea McCormick, Abigail Nessen and Chris Van Hoy. Alexander Rovang will serve as musical director and costumes are designed by Elizabeth Payne.
Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church St. just south of White Street.
The limited engagement runs to Feb. 19. Curtain times are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 7 PM; with matinees on Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.
All tickets are $30. For ticket information, visit www.theatermania.com or call (212) 352-3101 or (866) 811-4111 (toll free).