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Clinton: the Musical to hit New York stage

Published on Jul 3, 2014 9:58 AM
Actors Karl Kenzler as former US President Bill Clinton and Alet Taylor as former first lady and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton practice a piece from Clinton: The Musical. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (AFP) - It’s tough being Hillary Clinton. Her book’s a flop, she’s angered ordinary Americans with crass remarks about money and now her husband’s sex life is a New York musical.

The lofty ideals and sordid scandal of the eight-year Clinton White House have been rolled into a two-hour, two-act musical satire making its US premiere in the Big Apple on July 18.

Looked upon affectionately as one of America’s best presidents despite his human flaws, Clinton treads the boards played by two characters: super-smart statesman William and bed-hopping Bill.

“Sunday morning” Bill dreams of universal health care, welfare reform and transforming the United States for the better but “Saturday night Bill” gets sidetracked by womanising.

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