Bill and Hillary Clinton Musical to Make U.S. Debut

Bill and Hillary Clinton
Bill and Hillary Clinton
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Bill and Hillary Clinton are headed to New York City—in a musical.

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The former president and first lady are the center of a production that is set to open for a week of performances in mid-July, as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Simply entitled Clinton, the show's synopsis reads: "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, change America and prove that 'politics is show business for ugly people.'"

The two-hour show's cast also features characters like Eleanor RooseveltDick Morris, Newt GingrichKenneth Starr and Monica Lewinsky.

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Clinton was nominated for best new musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, after which it transferred to London's King's Head Theatre in 2013. The show is directed by Adam Arian, with a book by Paul Hodge, and music and lyrics by brother Michael Hodge. The upcoming opening marks the show's U.S. debut.

Clinton opens on July 18 at the Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City.

Meanwhile, the actual Hillary Clinton has been busy with high-profile interviews around the release of her book, Hard Choices. And her own life may be getting a bit musical as well, as Katy Perry has offered to pen a new theme song for the presumptive presidential candidate.

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