Clinton the Musical to play New World Stages


Bill Cinton is making his off-Broadway debut... Sort of... Dan Knechtges will direct and choreograph the off-Broadway premiere of Clinton the Musical, which will officially open at New World Stages on 9 April 2015, following previews from 26 March, and is currently 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.

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.

Casting will be announced at a later date.

- by Tom Millward