Photo Flash: First Look at ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL at The Triad
Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!) and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), will play at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), it was announced today by producer Jim Russek. The open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Something funny is happening on the way to the coronation. Me The People, conceived by Jim Russek, Nancy Holson, and Jay Falzone,is an uproarious take on the craven, self-dealing Trump agenda intent on tearing apart our government and building a stupid wall. The show delivers a topical, up-to-the minute mockumentary of red-white-and-orange America. You don't need to be a nasty woman, a Mexican or a Bernie-bro to find cathartic laughs in this 90-minute tonic for your 2016 election hangover.
Me The People offers a hilarious diagnosis from Sigmund Freud and a tour de force earful from Hillary Clinton; no one is spared from the Crony Cabinet and Supremely Radical Court, to White House grifters Ivanka and Jared and of course, the Trumpcare debacle. "As we learned in 2006, outrage is best remedied with a drink in hand and a roomful of shared laughter," says Russek. "Progressives will find it as delicious as a YUGE piece of chocolate cake. Trumpworld, not so much."
The cast of Me The People includes: Aiesha Dukes (Honest Abe: The Musicall), Mitchel Kawash (Julius Caesar), Richard Spitaletta (The Lightning Thief), and Mia Weinberger (National Tour: Bring It On - The Musical). Me The People features costume design by Stephen Smith (The Umbrella Plays), lighting and sound by Shannon Epstein (Celebrity Autobiography), prop design by Max Kilsheimer (Medea) and wig design by Kathy Pecevich. James Higgins (Jeanne la Pucelle, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ragtime) serves as musical director and arranger and Dana Robbins is the production stage manager.
Me The People: The Trump America Musical begins performance June 22 at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Doors open at 9PM. Tickets are $39 - $49 (plus a 2 drink minimum). Tickets and complete performance schedule (which varies weekly) are available at www.MeThePeopleMusical.com or by calling 212-279-4200.
Photo Credit: Stephen Schwartz
The Founding Fathers edit The Constitution for Trump's America: Richard Spitaletta, Mitchel Kawash, Aiesha Dukes and Mia Weinberger.
Mitchel Kawash, Aiesha Dukes and Richard Spitaletta
Trump's Generals, What can you do about a problem like North Korea? Pictured: Aiesha Dukes and Mitchel Kawash
Kim Jong-Un and Interpreter, Now we know what Kim Jong-un is writing in that diary: Richard Spitaletta and Mia Weinberger.
Sigmund Freud Goes Deep, A definitive analysis of the underlying emotional basis of the 140 character messages left by our fearless leader: Mitchel Kawash and musical director, James Higgins.
Betsy DeVos knows just how to 'help' your schools... vouchers! Pictured: Mia Weinberger with musical director James Higgins
Kids love the new Secretary of Education, Special guest visitor, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gets a special welcome from Third Graders: Richard Spitaletta, Mitchel Kawash, Aiesha Dukes and Mia Weinberger.
Hotel Mar-A-Lago, Mar-A-Lago workers urge you to try the chocolate cake: Aiesha Dukes and Mia Weinberger.
Melania Meets the Press, Melania will move to the White House as soon as... Pictured: Aiesha Dukes and Mia Weinberger
Twitter Tweets Back! Poor, abused little bird tweets truth to power: Richard Spitaletta.
The Supremes, The new Supreme Court simply says 'Stop!' Pictured: Mitchel Kawash, Richard Spitaletta and Aiesha Dukes.
Paul Ryan Explains Trumpcare, Repeal Replace and... whatever. Pictured: Richard Spitaletta, Mitchel Kawash and Mia Weinberger.
Richard Spitaletta, Mitchel Kawash and Mia Weinberger
Ivanka & Jared Show Us The Money, White House grifters show us how to 'save the world' and earn a living. Pictured: Mia Weinberger and Richard Spitaletta
Mia Weinberger and Richard Spitaletta
The Enemy of The People, These intrepid reporters will not be silenced. Pictured: Mitchel Kawash, Richard Spitaletta, Aiesha Dukes and Mia Weinberger.
A Journalist Deported, She's from Cincinnatti! but I.C.E. has a job to do. Pictured: Aiesha Dukes and Richard Spitaletta.
Hillary Has a Two-Word Message, Hillary Clinton has just two words for Trump, Bernie Bros, Stein voters and Coal Country. Pictured: Mitchel Kawash, Mia Weinberger, Aiesha Dukes and Richard Spitaletta.
Mitchel Kawash, Mia Weinberger and Richard Spitaletta
Aiesha Dukes, Mia Weinberger and Richard Spitaletta