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Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of CLINTON: THE MUSICAL!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of CLINTON: THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2015

Ghostlight Records recorded the Original Cast Album of the hit, headline-making Off-Broadway musical Clinton The Musical yesterday, Tuesday, May 19 for release later this year. The production has book, music and lyrics byPaul Hodge, book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and was directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges with musical direction by James Dobinson and orchestrations by Neil Douglas Reilly. Clinton The Musical is produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions, and Executive Produced by Ken Davenport. The recording will be produced by Dean Sharenow. Check out a look inside the recording studio below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's CLINTON: THE MUSICAL to Receive Cast AlbumOff-Broadway's CLINTON: THE MUSICAL to Receive Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Ghostlight Records will record the Original Cast Album of the hit, headline-making Off-Broadway musical Clinton The Musical on Tuesday, May 19 for release later this year. The production has book, music and lyrics by Paul Hodge, book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and was directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges with musical direction by James Dobinson and orchestrations by Neil Douglas Reilly. Clinton The Musical is produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions, and Executive Produced by Ken Davenport. The recording will be produced by Dean Sharenow. To sign up for updates on the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/clintonthemusical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CLINTON: THE MUSICAL Provides Tony Campaign UpdateSTAGE TUBE: CLINTON: THE MUSICAL Provides Tony Campaign Update
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The cast of Off-Broadway's CLINTON THE MUSICAL have launched a new web series, providing updates on the 2015 Tony Campaigns! Check out the first video below! (more...)

Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis & Josh Young Set for Music Conservatory's Annual Golf & Tennis Classic, 6/29Lena Hall, Constantine Maroulis & Josh Young Set for Music Conservatory's Annual Golf & Tennis Classic, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

A year after they honored cabaret icon Barbara Cook with a musical revue that included John Treacy Egan, Montego Glover, Laura Osnes, Alice Ripley, and Craig Schulman, the Music Conservatory of Westchester is at it again with a rockin' Broadway revue for their 14th Annual Golf & Tennis Classic on June 29 at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. Tony Award Winner Lena Hall and Tony nominees Constantine Maroulis and Josh Young will perform and Maroulis will emcee the event as well.  The performance will come following a day on the greens and courts at an awards dinner which will honor (more...)

BWW Reviews:  CLINTON, THE MUSICAL Doesn't Spare the RodhamBWW Reviews: CLINTON, THE MUSICAL Doesn't Spare the Rodham
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2015

Kerry Butler is hilarious as the First Lady in a madcap musical spoof. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and PoliticsBWW Interview: Tom Galantich and Duke Lafoon Talk CLINTON: THE MUSICAL, Comedy and Politics
by David Clarke - Apr 13, 2015

After getting mostly positive reviews in July 2014 at New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), CLINTON: THE MUSICAL landed at New World Stages. As they ramped up for their Off-Broadway opening night, BroadwayWorld chatted about the musical and politics with the two men, Tom Galantich (WJ Clinton) and Duke Lafoon (Billy Clinton), that bring the charismatic 42nd President of the Untied States to life in the uproarious musical comedy. (more...)

CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Honor of Hillary Clinton's Presidential BidCLINTON THE MUSICAL to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Honor of Hillary Clinton's Presidential Bid
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The NY Times has declared Clinton The Musical 'unimpeachably amusing' and to celebrate Hillary Rodham Clinton's recent declaration, Clinton The Musical will be offering tickets to the 'smartly silly, hilariously impudent and sneakily compassionate' musical for $20.16 ALL WEEK! This includes all seats for all performances thru April 19 ONLY! Tickets can be purchased at www.telechargeoffers.com or by calling 212.239.6200 and using the code CTHC4PR16. For more information, please visit www.ClintonTheMusical.com (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Clintons are Back in the White House- Inside Opening Night of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!Photo Coverage: The Clintons are Back in the White House- Inside Opening Night of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 11, 2015

It's 1992. Scrunchies are in and mullets are out. 'Baywatch' is a hit and Time Magazine's Man of the Year is Bill Clinton. He's optimistic, charismatic, and he's bringing saxy back! Clinton the Musical is a sensational and satirical look at the 42nd President who upholds the ideals of Lady Liberty while simultaneously charming the pantsuit off her. With Hillary by his side, he's bringing new life to the party. Clinton The Musical, the new headline making musical by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge began performances on March 25, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges, Clinton The Musical opened earlier this week at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon & More in CLINTON THE MUSICAL Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon & More in CLINTON THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Clinton The Musical, the new headline making musical by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodgebegan performances on March 25, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges, Clinton The Musical opens tonight, April 9, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Kerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold and More Star in CLINTON THE MUSICAL, Opening TonightKerry Butler, Tom Galantich, Duke Lafoon, Judy Gold and More Star in CLINTON THE MUSICAL, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Clinton The Musical, the new headline making musical by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge began performances on March 25, 2015. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges, Clinton The Musical opens tonight, April 9, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (more...)

Register to Vote and Get a Free Ticket to CLINTON THE MUSICAL, 4/3Register to Vote and Get a Free Ticket to CLINTON THE MUSICAL, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Producers, Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and Ken Davenport want to help bring Democracy to New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). On Friday, April 3 the first 50 people to register to vote at Clinton The Musical at New World Stages will receive a FREE ticket to that evenings performance. The registration table will be in the lobby of New World Stages beginning at 6:45pm - 7:15pm, Clinton The Musical begins at 8pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2015 - GOLDEN SHAMROCK Gala, BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/16/2015 - GOLDEN SHAMROCK Gala, BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: GTG honors Kate Mulgrew and more at its GOLDEN SHAMROCK Gala, stars align for THE BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at 54 Below and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Performance Preview of Off-Broadway's CLINTON THE MUSICAL!Photo Coverage: Performance Preview of Off-Broadway's CLINTON THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - Mar 5, 2015

The cast recently met the press, where they offered up a sneak peek at the show. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CLINTON THE MUSICAL Company Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: CLINTON THE MUSICAL Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Mar 5, 2015

Clinton The Musical has found its Bills. Yes, Bills plural - it takes two actors to play the larger than life 42nd President of The United States. Playing President 'WJ' Clinton is Tom Galantich (Tail! Spin!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Duke Lafoon (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life) will take on the role of 'Billy' Clinton. Additional casting includesJohn Treacy Egan (Nice Work if you Can Get It, Sister Act) as Newt Gingrich, Veronica Kuehn(Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q) as Monica Lewinsky, Kevin Zak (Silence! The Musical, My Life is a Musical) as Kenneth Starr with Kara Guy (National Tour: Footloose), Dale Hensley (La Cage aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone), Rob Richardson (Jekyll & Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities), and Gretchen Wylder(Bedbugs!!!, Til Divorce Do Us Part). They will join the previously announced Tony nominee, Kerry Butler as Hillary Clinton and Emmy Award winner, Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt. The cast just met the press and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of CLINTON THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - Mar 4, 2015

Clinton The Musical has found its Bills. Yes, Bills plural - it takes two actors to play the larger than life 42nd President of The United States. Playing President 'WJ' Clinton is Tom Galantich (Tail! Spin!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Duke Lafoon (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life) will take on the role of 'Billy' Clinton. Additional casting includes John Treacy Egan (Nice Work if you Can Get It, Sister Act) as Newt Gingrich, Veronica Kuehn(Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q) as Monica Lewinsky, Kevin Zak (Silence! The Musical, My Life is a Musical) as Kenneth Starr with Kara Guy (National Tour: Footloose), Dale Hensley (La Cage aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone), Rob Richardson (Jekyll & Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities), and Gretchen Wylder(Bedbugs!!!, Til Divorce Do Us Part). They will join the previously announced Tony nominee, Kerry Butler as Hillary Clinton and Emmy Award winner, Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

Tom Galantich & Duke LaFoon Join Cast of CLINTON THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Full Company Set!Tom Galantich & Duke LaFoon Join Cast of CLINTON THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Full Company Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

New York: Clinton The Musical has found its Bills. Yes, Bills plural - it takes two actors to play the larger than life 42nd President of The United States. Playing President 'WJ' Clinton is Tom Galantich (Tail! Spin!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) and Duke LaFoon (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life) will take on the role of 'Billy' Clinton. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/15- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/15- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2015

Today in 2008, The Little Mermaid opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado in July through early September 2007. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Stafford Laird, John Treacy Egan and More in THE LITTLE MERMAID at WPPACPhoto Flash: First Look at Beth Stafford Laird, John Treacy Egan and More in THE LITTLE MERMAID at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The New York regional premiere of THE LITTLE MERMAID, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and book by Doug Wright, will be directed by Jeremy Quinn with music direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare at WPPAC, today, December 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Beth Stafford Laird Stars in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Beginning Today at WPPACBeth Stafford Laird Stars in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, Beginning Today at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The New York regional premiere of THE LITTLE MERMAID, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and book by Doug Wright, will be directed by Jeremy Quinn with music direction by Stephen Ferri and choreography by Lexie Fennell Frare at WPPAC, today, December 19, 2014 - January 4, 2015. (more...)

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