NYC's Bush Is Bad Revue Gets a New Ann Coulter Starting April 13

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Janet Dickinson will join the company of the political topical revue, Bush Is Bad: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues, starting April 13 Off-Broadway at The Triad Theatre.

Dickinson will replace original cast member Kate Baldwin, who has upcoming engagements at North Carolina Theater and at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Among other characters, Dickinson will play a caffeinated right-wing Ann Coulter.

Dickinson will join original cast members Neal Mayer and Michael McCoy. Dickinson's presence in the cast will mean that the company is composed entirely of Forbidden Broadway veterans, the long-running satirical revue to which Bush Is Bad has been compared.

"The Forbidden Broadway people are always smart, funny, quick as lightning, and able to do pretty much anything vocally," said composer/lyricist/creator Joshua Rosenblum. "I'm thrilled that so many of them have been eager to lend their talents to the cause of vivisecting the President."

The popular twice-weekly cabaret show is directed and choreographed by Gary Slavin with musical direction by Rosenblum. New material is added weekly, as current events demand.

Costumes are by Anne Auberjonois, with lighting and sound by Tonya Pierre. In recent weeks, Bush Is Bad has offered new material sending up the wire-tapping scandal, Jack Abramoff's indictment, Harry Whittington, and the port scandal.

Bush Is Bad was originally slated for only eight performances. The show extended twice due to popular demand, and is now continuing indefinitely, with Thursday and Friday performances at 9 PM.

Joshua Rosenblum has served as conductor and/or pianist for 14 Broadway/Off-Broadway shows, including Miss Saigon, The Music Man, Falsettos, Wonderful Town, and, most recently, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is the composer and co-lyricist of Fermat's Last Tango and his musical Einstein's Dreams received its world premiere in Lisbon last fall.

The Triad is at 158 West 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus.

Check or call (212) 352-3101 for performance schedule and tickets. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum.

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