Clinton the Musical announces closing date


Producers of the off-Broadway premiere of Clinton the Musical, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, have announced that the production will end its run at the New World Stages on 21 June 2015 after 15 previews and 86 performances .

Clinton the Musical officially opened at New World Stages on 9 April 2015, following previews from 26 March, and was booking through to 6 September 2015.

Clinton the Musical features a book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and music and lyrics by Paul Hodge.

Synopsis: "The show explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: 'WJ,' the wholesome, intelligent one, and 'Billy,' the randy, charming one. With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side, the two will handle issues from The White House to Whitewater, the sax to the sex, social security to social climbers, and in the process make history. Maybe."

The musical comedy premiered at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012, before transferring to London's King's Head Theatre in 2013 and the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2014. Producers have said that they will be looking to launch a US National tour as well as a production in London's West End, although no venues or dates have been announced.

The creative team of Clinton the Musical features scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by David Woolard and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald. It is produced off-Broadway by Kari Lynn Hearn.

- by Dom O'Hanlon