Clinton The Musical Original Cast Recording Due From Ghostlight Records, October 30
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS
ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY PAUL HODGE
BOOK BY PAUL HODGE AND MICHAEL HODGE
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY DAN KNECHTGES
U.S. DIGITAL RELEASE 10/30, CD IN STORES 11/20
“Unimpeachably amusing! Smartly silly, hilariously impudent and sneakily compassionate, it is nearly guaranteed to leave you humming.” – The New York Times
New York, NY – Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Album of the hit, headline-making Off-Broadway musical Clinton The Musical on Friday, October 30; with international digital release and physical CDs in stores and online Friday, November 20. The production has book, music and lyrics by Paul Hodge, book by Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge, and was directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Dan Knechtges with musical direction by James Dobinson and orchestrations by Neil Douglas Reilly. Clinton The Musical was produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions, and with Ken Davenport serving as executive producer. The recording was produced by Dean Sharenow and Paul Hodge, with Kari Lynn Hearn serving as executive producer. To pre-order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/clintonthemusical.
The cast includes Tony Award nominee Kerry Butler as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tom Galantich (Tail! Spin!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as WJ Clinton and Duke Lafoon (MONICA! The Musical, A Wonderful Life) as Billy Clinton, Emmy Award winner Judy Gold as Eleanor Roosevelt/Linda Trip, John Treacy Egan (Nice Work if you Can Get It, Sister Act) as Newt Gingrich, Veronica J. Kuehn (Mamma Mia!, Avenue Q) as Monica Lewinsky, Kevin Zak (Silence! The Musical, My Life is a Musical) as Kenneth Starr with Kara Guy (National Tour: Footloose), Dale Hensley (La Cage aux Folles, The Drowsy Chaperone), Rob Richardson (Jekyll & Hyde, A Tale of Two Cities), and Gretchen Wylder (Bedbugs!!!, Til Divorce Do Us Part).
When the show’s run began earlier this year at New World Stages, Clinton The Musical received audience and critical acclaim. The New York Times made the show a “Critic’s Pick” and called it “Unimpeachably amusing! Smartly silly, hilariously impudent and sneakily compassionate, it is nearly guaranteed to leave you humming.” It was hailied as “Wildly fun! Hits American politics right on its semi-bulbous nose” by Entertainment Weekly, “a deliciously ribald over-the-top production!” by The Daily Beast and “a buzzy new Off-Broadway musical full of tongue-in-cheek ditties worthy of Avenue Q” by Variety. Perez Hilton called it “a silly, fun night out featuring a truly sensational cast of Broadway all-stars!” and Theatermania praised the show as “An uproarious musical romp! Fast-paced and full of surprises.”
Clinton The Musical explores the two very different sides of the 42nd President of the United States: “WJ,” the wholesome, intelligent once, 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 creative team includes Tony Award-winner Beowulf Boritt (Scenic Design), Tony Award-nominees David C. Woolard (Costume Design) and Paul Miller (Lighting Design), along with Peter Fitzgerald (Sound Design), Tom Watson (Hair and Wig Design), James Dobinson (Musical Direction), Michael Rico Cohen (Production Stage Manager) and Neil Douglas Reilly (Orchestrations).
For morning information, please visit www.ClintonTheMusical.com
“CLINTON THE MUSICAL” TRACK LIST
- The Me I See
- The Day After That
- A Starr is Born
- Lie to You
- Say Nay
- Monica’s Song
- Both Ways
- Both Ways (Reprise)
- What Could Go Wrong?
- That Woman, Miss Lewinsky
- State of the Union
- A Place Called Hope
- Monica’s Song (Reprise)
- Sexual Relations
- Brew It for Your Country
- The Me I See (Reprise)/What Could Go Wrong? (Reprise)
ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 15 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Other notable recent releases include the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten!, the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, adding to a catalogue that includes OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com