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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Clinton: The Musical

It was about time. A musical about Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Lewinsky scandal of the 1990s will make its United States premiere on July 18 as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. Written by Paul and Michael Hodge, Australian brothers, it portrays two sides of President Bill Clinton: the jovial id who cannot control himself and the pensive policy wonk who cannot stop talking about the intricacies of health care reform. Mrs. Clinton is the struggling-to-be-stabilizing force, grappling with the Lewinsky scandal while slyly eyeing her own Senate run. Critics have described the show that premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland in 2012 before transferring to London as "witty, quirky" and a "delicious political satire."

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