Just as the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign could be getting off the ground, “Clinton the Musical,” a bawdy comedy about the 42nd president and his spouse, is heading to Manhattan this spring, with preview performances starting March 26 and opening night on April 9.
The show ran briefly to rave reviews at a festival in New York last summer. The production (the New York Times called it a “hilarious madcap political farce,” we’re told) “explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States,” according to a Tuesday announcement. One is “WJ,” the press release says, who is “the wholesome, intelligent one.” The other is “Billy,” depicted as “the randy, charming one.”
So “With Hillary (Rodham) Clinton at their side,” the two versions of the president “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. You cannot miss this ‘hillary-ous’ new musical and outrageous double bill!”
Tickets for the show cost $75 to $95 and went on sale Tuesday.
For those who can’t get enough of the former president. . . (www.ClintontheMusical.com)