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The Selling of the President Musical
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-13 13:40:38


So, I'm obsessed with this song "Stars of Glory" and googling around and asking people, I figured out it's from the musical The Killing of the President. But I cannot find any information on it. How is the rest of the score? What's the show about? Did it ever play Broadway? Do I have the wrong show?

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by Smaxie 2013-02-13 13:46:07


Slightly - the title is The Selling of the President.

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by After Eight 2013-02-13 14:24:54


The Selling of the President did play on Broadway for five painful performances.
It was a shambles. It thought it was horrible thoughout. It dealt with how presidents are marketed to get elected.

Karen Morrow talks a bit about it in the book Sing Out, Louise. Not a happy experience for her or the audience.

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by After Eight 2013-02-13 14:25:55



The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-13 15:02:52


Interesting. I love the song, and it has a great melody and sounds a bit like Les Miz. I'll have to google the rest.

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by Gothampc 2013-02-13 15:35:26


I thought this would be a thread about Assassins.

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by GavestonPS 2013-02-13 18:42:03


The original book (as in hard-cover) by Joe (FATAL VISION) McGinnis is justifiably famous.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Selling_of_the_President_1968

I'll take After Eight's word for the stage adaptation.

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-13 19:11:34


I know it hasn't been recorded, but is there anywhere to listen to the rest of the score?

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by Mr Roxy 2013-02-13 19:45:27


All I have is a 5 song demo

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-13 19:50:22


Anyway to put it online?

The Killing of the President Musical
Posted by WSStory 2013-02-14 00:42:50


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