Clinton Makes Its US Premiere at the New York Musical Theatre Festival
The political satire features a range of characters from Newt Gingrich to Monica Lewinsky.
Clinton, a new musical created by Australian brothers Paul and Michael Hodge, will make its U.S. premiere at the New York Musical Theatre Festival this summer. The show was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it earned a nomination for best new musical, and subsequently transferred to King's Head, London.
The show is described as follows: "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."
Directed by Adam Arian with music direction by James Dobinson and choreography by Emily McNamara, the cast features Karl Kenzler as W.J. Clinton, Duke LaFoon as Billy Clinton, Alet Taylor as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tom Souhrada as Newt Gingrich, Kevin Zak as Kenneth Starr, Natalie Gallo as Monica Lewinsky, Kara Guy as Eleanor Roosevelt, and John Gregorio as Dick Morris. The creative team includes scenic design by David Gallo, lighting design by Greg Mitchell, costume design by David Woodard, and sound design by Shannon Slaton.
Performances will run from July 18-25 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center.