July 7 - 27, 2014

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Clinton

Book by Paul Hodge & Michael Hodge; Music and Lyrics by Paul Hodge

It's history. Sort of.

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." Nominated for Best New Musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and transferred to London’s King’s Head Theatre in 2013. “A new smash hit! ★★★★” –Broadway Baby

Running Time: 2 hours, plus one intermission

Paul Hodge

Paul Hodge (Book/Music/Lyrics)

is an Australian, living in London, writing about an American President. He is the writer-composer for CLINTON, nominated for Best New Musical and Best Book at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, and Terra Australis, shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. He is currently completing a PhD in Music Composition at the University of Queensland where he received a University Medal for his Bachelor of Music. MA: Royal Conservatoire Scotland. Prizes: Dalley-Scarlett Memorial Scholarship, Margaret Nickson Prize, 4MBS Sid Page Musica Viva Prize.



Michael Hodge (Book)

is the co-writer of CLINTON. His most notable theatre appearances include: Unnamed in His Majesty's Pleasure (1994), Unnamed in The Boyfriend (1995) and Ensemble in Oh! What a Lovely War (1996). CLINTON is the second musical for which he has worked on the book, having previously been fired by his brother from an earlier collaboration. He is a lawyer but has no assets in the jurisdiction.



Natalie Gallo

Natalie Gallo (Monica Lewinsky)

is very excited to be part of her first NYMF show! Her Broadway and National Tour credits include Jersey Boys (Mary Delgado) and Mamma Mia! (Sophie u/s). Thanks to the creatives for this awesome opportunity and love to the Fam, Lis, and Corey. "OH YEAH!"



John Gregorio

John Gregorio (Dick Morris)

is making his NYMF debut with CLINTON. Off-Bway: Around the World in 80 Days (The New Theater at 45th St.), Silent laughter (The Lamb’s Theatre), The Nuclear Family (The Belt). Regional: The 39 Steps (Geva Theatre Center), The Book Club Play (Geva Theatre Center), A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), A Funny Thing…Forum (North Shore Music Theatre), The Legend of Pecos Bill (Alliance Theatre), The Mystery of Irma Vep (Dad’s Garage Theatre Co). Television: The Extended Family (Sundance), Good Eats (Food Network), Smoking Gun TV (Court TV). John is a founding member of Dad’s Garage Theatre Company (Atlanta) and The Nuclear Family (New York) with whom he teaches and performs improvisation around the country.



Kara Guy

Kara Guy (Eleanor Roosevelt)

is elated to be apart of NYMF for the first time. Some notable roles include: Hairspray (Penny), Crazy for You (Polly), Nunsense (Sister Amnesia), Oregon Trail the Musical (Natalie), and The Wedding Singer (Holly). She also was a part of the 10th Anniversary National Tour of Footloose playing Rusty. Kara graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in Musical Theatre/Minor in Dance. Love to Jeff, my crazy family and friends, and especially Dave.



Karl Kenzler

Karl Kenzler (WJ Clinton)

B'way: Mary Poppins, Twelve Angry Men, The Caretaker, Dinner At Eight, The Heiress. Off-B'way: Beyond Therapy (TACT), Peter & The Starcatcher (NYTW), The Tempest and Hamlet (CSC), Spinning Into Butter (LCT), Back From The Front (Working Theater). Regional includes: Williamstown, Barrington Stage, Guthrie, Shakespeare Theater, Old Globe. TV: House of Cards (recurring), Law & Order: SVU (recurring), Person of Interest, Made in Jersey, The Good Wife, Fringe, Rescue Me, Law & Order, Now & Again, Trinity. Visit DarwinTheSeries.com.



Duke Lafoon

Duke Lafoon (Billy Clinton)

New York: The Audience (Transport Group), Monica: the Musical! (UCB), I Love My Wife, It’s a Wonderful Life (Queens Theatre), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Gateway), Are We There Yet, A Wonderful Life (Westchester Broadway). Some other favorites: Next To Normal (Virginia Rep), Ace (Signature Theatre), Doubt (West Virginia Public), and Sideman (Company of Fools). Regional: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Gateway, Cincinnati Theatre in the Park, Orlando Shakespeare, and The Old Globe among others.



Tom Souhrada

Tom Souhrada (Newt Gingrich)

Broadway/National Tours: Mary Poppins, Evita, My Fair Lady, The King & I, and The Boy Friend (Directed by Julie Andrews). Off-B’way: Mardi Gras/The Last Word (York Theatre), Broken Hands (NY Fringe Award of Excellence), Women on the Verge of HRT, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Tony and Tina's Wedding. Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Goodspeed, Ogunquit Playhouse, Pioneer Theatre, Geva, Cleveland Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Fest, Sundance, Ogunquit, Florida Rep, Seven Angels, etc.



Alet Taylor

Alet Taylor (Hillary Rodham Clinton)

recently moved from Los Angeles: Justin Love (Ovation Nominee, Best Actress), Having It All (Ovation Nominee, Best Actress), Nightmare Alley (The Geffen), God of Carnage (ICT). Recent NY credits: Radiant Baby, Silk Stockings, Broadway Romance. Other: The Producers (1st National Tour and Vegas). TV: The First Family (Linda). Funny Or Die: Sunday in the Park with Crazy.



Kevin Zak

Kevin Zak (Kenneth Starr)

Silence! The Musical (Buffalo Bill), My Life is a Musical at the Duke. Other recent credits: 30th Anniversary Tour of CATS, original cast member of the Disney Fantasy, Chicago (Mary Sunshine), Life Could Be a Dream. Kevin has studied improv-comedy with The Groundlings in LA, Upright Citizen's Brigade in NYC, and can currently be seen making stuff up with the troupe, 8 is Never Enough. Thanks to Kaitlin at Tara Rubin and the creative team!



Adam Arian (Director)

recently directed Networks Presentation's national tour of 2010's Tony winner for best musical, Memphis. Winner of San Diego's Patte Award for Outstanding Direction of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. His production of Camino Real made several San Diego "best of year" lists. World premieres by Kristoffer Diaz, Lucy Thurber, Rachel Axler, Lauren Yee, and Krista Knight. NYMF: Arnie the Doughnut 2012; Fantasy Football the Musical 2009 (Audience Favorite Award). Sam French Festival Finalist 2012. 2010 Geva Theater Center Directing Fellow; HERE; Prospect Theater Co.; Chalk Rep; Iama Theater Co.; NY Fringe; Williamstown; and La Jolla Playhouse. Adam earned his MFA in directing from UC San Diego, and his BA from Brown University.



Emily McNamara (Choreographer/Associate Director/Dance Captain)

Credits include: Grease, Sweet Charity, Into the Woods, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, and A Grand Night For Singing. Recent performing credits: Gettin' The Band Back Together, NEWSical The Musical, The Awesome 80’s Prom (also co-wrote), My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My First Time, The Groove Factory (NYMF), Fantasy Football: The Musical? (NYMF), and Little Shop of Horrors. Emily is also known for her various nightclub performances as a comic and host. More at EmilyMcNamara.com.



James Dobinson (Music Director/Conductor)

as MD, composer, orchestrator, and performer has been featured in theatre, film, and TV around the US and in his original homeland, Australia. New York: Fancy Nancy, MD; 'Til Divorce..., Keys; Son Of A Gun, AMD. Regional (MD); Hairspray, Spring Awakening, Shrek, White Christmas. Australia: Moonshadow (Associate Conductor, Original Company); MD: Often...Naked (FNT); Assassins; Parade, and many more. Orchestrator: Carols In The City (Network 10, Australia), Eternal Optimist, Nobody Does It Like Me, plus works for orchestras, film, & TV.



Joe Twist (Orchestrator)

Based in the United States, multi-award winning Australian composer/arranger Joe Twist is a versatile and eclectic musician. His music crosses genres ranging ancient vocal music, contemporary orchestral music, jazz, cabaret, and film music. Twist's film scores and concert works are performed by many professional ensembles and feature in film festivals around the world. As an arranger and orchestrator of film scores and live concerts, Twist's work has included arrangements for The Wiggles, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Deep Blue Orchestra, Lady Sings it Better, and renowned singers David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes.



David Gallo (Scenic Design)

is a Tony Award-winning visual storyteller who excels at creating and adapting new works, cult films, animated features, and rock bands in mediums from Broadway to arenas and television specials. His work can be seen daily in more than a dozen cities worldwide. To learn more, visit www.davidgallo.com.



David C. Woolard (Costume Design)

Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers, A Time to Kill, First Date, Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story, Jane Fonda’s clothing for 33 Variations, Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, Old Acquaintances, Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Award nomination), Voices in the Dark, The Who’s Tommy (1993 Tony and Olivier Award nominations), Bells are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, Horton Foote’s The Young Man from Atlanta, Damn Yankees, A Few Good Men. He is glad to work with Associate Joseph S. Blaha who is a graduate student of the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.



Greg Mitchell (Lighting Design)

is thrilled to collaborate again with Mr. Arian after productions of Burn (Fringe) and Arnie the Doughnut (NYMF). Recent projects have included Tannhauser for the Albanian National Opera, Becky's New Car in Washington, Dracula in Albany, and The Sound of Music in California. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and around the globe. Greg has been nominated for the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Design and he has a MFA from NYU/Tisch.



Shannon Slaton (Sound Design)

has designed many national tours including: Shrek, Hairspray, The Producers, Noise/Funk, The Full Monty, Contact, Tap Dogs, Sweeney Todd, Drowsy Chaperone, Wedding Singer, Elf, and Memphis. He has also mixed many shows on Broadway including: Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Sweet Charity, Jersey Boys, Spring Awakening, Fela!, Anything Goes, Annie, Legally Blonde, and Cabaret. He was also the Production Sound for Wicked on Broadway and The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and the US National tour.



Travis Harty (Stage Manager)

graduated from Otterbein University with a BA in Stage Management and Music. Tours: Memphis, and Flashdance the Musical. Regional: Maple & Vine, A Devil at Noon, Sleep Rock Thy Brain (Humana Festival of New American Plays), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Dracula, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other: The Woman in Black (Crossroads Rep).



Kaitlin Shaw (Casting Director)

is very happy to have cast her first NYMF show! As a Casting Associate at Tara Rubin Casting, Kaitlin has worked closely on the current Broadway productions of Les Miserables and Bullets Over Broadway. Upcoming projects include Little Dancer, a new musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman, Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame for the La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse and the revival of Gigi (Kennedy Center and Broadway). She was the Casting Director of the National Tour of Flashdance, the Musical with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Past/currently running Broadway projects include Aladdin, Big Fish, A Time to Kill, Ghost, the Musical, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Little Night Music, Promises, Promises, Mamma Mia, Shrek, the Musical, The Phantom of the Opera, and Mary Poppins. In addition, Kaitlin was the Casting Associate on the National Tour of Les Miserables: the 25th Anniversary Production, the Off-Broadway production of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre, and on A Minister's Wife and Happiness for Lincoln Center Theatre. She is a proud Associate member of CSA.



Ryan Conway - Davenport Theatrical Enterprise (General Manager)

Davenport Theatrical Enterprises is an independent theatrical production, development, and consulting company based in New York City founded in 2002 by Ken Davenport. Producing credits include the Broadway productions of Bridges of Madison County, Mothers and Sons, Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Godspell, Oleanna, Blithe Spirit, 13, Speed-the-Plow, and Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America; as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Avenue Q, Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom, and My First Time. DTE also operates Off-Broadway DAVENPORT THEATRE on West 45th Street. davenporttheatrical.com.