CLINTON: THE MUSICAL to Make U.S. Debut at NYMTF This July
Former president and first lady Bill and Hillary Clinton will be the subject of a new musical which will make its U.S. debut as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show will be performed for one week beginning in mid-July.
The official synopsis reads as follows:
"It's history. Sort of.
It's hard enough being president by yourself. Bill Clinton's problem is that there are two of him. Literally. CLINTON follows two Bill Clintons and Hillary on their quest to save their presidency, change America and prove that "politics is show business for ugly people." Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferred to London's King's Head Theatre in 2013."
A review by Broadway Baby gives the show four stars and raves, "A new smash hit!"
According to The Hollywood Reporter, CLINTON was nominated for best new musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Following the festival, it played at London's King's Head Theatre in 2013. Directed by Adam Arian, with a book by Paul Hodge, and music and lyrics by brother Michael Hodge, the show features characters such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Dick Morris, Newt Gingrich, Kenneth Starr and Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton makes its U.S. debut on July 18th at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.