CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Premiere at New York Musical Theatre Festival, 7/18 - 7/25
A new musical created by a team of Australian brothers, Paul and Michael Hodge, CLINTON will makes its US debut at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The new musical will be directed by Adam Arian with musical direction by James Dobinson and choreography by Emily McNamara, it will begin performances July 18 through July 25 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org.
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 and change America. With appearances by the Clintons, Newt Gingrich, Kenneth Star, Monica Lewinsky, Dick Morris and, of course, Eleanor Roosevelt.
CLINTON was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it received a nomination for best new musical, then transferred to King's Head, London. It has been well received by audiences and critics alike who have called it "A new smash hit," Broadway Baby; "A blast," Across the Arts; "Witty, quirky and one to catch this year," One4review; "A raucous, outrageous and sexual affair," Three Weeks; "Painfully funny piece of delicious political satire," ScotsGay; "Hilarious in its irreverence," Hairline.
The cast Includes: Karl Kenzler as WJ Clinton ("House of Cards", Broadway: Mary Poppins, Twelve Angry Men); Duke LaFoon as Billy Clinton (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life); Alet Taylor as Hillary Rodham Clinton (One Touch of Venus, The Producers Tour); Tom Souhrada as Newt Gingrich (Broadway: Mary Poppins); Kevin Zak as Kenneth Starr (Silence! The Musical, My Life is a Musical); Natalie Gallo as Monica Lewinsky (Broadway: Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia); Kara Guy as Eleanor Roosevelt (National Tour: Footloose; Hairspray, Crazy for You) and John Gregorio as Dick Morris (Around the World in 80 Days). Creative team includes: David Gallo (Scenic Design), Greg Mitchell (Lighting Design), David Woodard (Costume Design), and Shannon Slaton (Sound Design).
Book by Paul Hodge & Michael Hodge; Music and Lyrics by Paul Hodge
Choreography by Emily McNamara
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
is located at 480 West 42nd Street
Performance Schedule: Friday, July 18 at 8:00pm, Saturday, July 19 at 9:00pm
Sunday, July 20 at 4:00pm, Tuesday, July 22 at 9:00pm, Friday, July 25 at 1:00pm
Running Time: 2 hours
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org.
For more information on CLINTON visit www.ClintonTheMusical.com.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience. Now in its eleventh year, the Festival is the largest musical theatre event in America. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in 48 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form."