Kerry Butler Will Don Pantsuit and Heels as Hillary Clinton in Off-Broadway Musical

News   Kerry Butler Will Don Pantsuit and Heels as Hillary Clinton in Off-Broadway Musical
Producers of Clinton the Musical have announced that Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Kerry Butler (The Best Man, Catch Me if You Can) will play the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in the upcoming Off-Broadway run of the satirical musical comedy 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. Opening night is set for April 9. Tony nominee Dan Knechtges (Tail! Spin!, Xanadu) will direct.

Clinton the Musical premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2014. The show, which presents controversial interpretations of Bill and Hillary Clinton, played to sold-out houses and was extended several times.

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 for includes Tony winners Beowulf Boritt (scenic design), David Woolard (costume design) and Peter Fitzgerald (sound design). Further casting will be announced soon.

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

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