Clinton The Musical
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Clinton The Musical
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Clinton The Musical NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(17 Ratings)
Positive
82%
Mixed
18%
Negative
0%
Members say
Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Relevant, Delightful

About the Show

A satirical musical set in the '90s about the presidency of William Clinton and the various scandals and characters surrounding it.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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240 Reviews | 68 Followers
100
Delightful, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You enjoy political satire, you like the Clintons, you don't like the Clintons, you appreciate great music, you're heartily sick of politics

Don't see it if You are the enemy of fun, or want a serious take on the Clinton presidency

290 Reviews | 92 Followers
93
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Masterful

See it if You like political humor that brings out the hysterical side of the Clintons

Don't see it if You want to see a serious show

121 Reviews | 71 Followers
84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Relevant

See it if You find the story ofbill and monica amusing. Good acting by all actors

Don't see it if You are a woman lib type

197 Reviews | 224 Followers
83
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Edgy, Raunchy

See it if you enjoy political satire. Even if you're pro or con -Clinton you'll enjoy this show. It has a surprise heart and insight.

Don't see it if political subjects or lampooning Washington isn't for you. This is political hypocrisy on parade.

995 Reviews | 946 Followers
75
Funny, Relevant, Intelligent, Surprising

See it if Funny, clever, entertaining. Surprisingly good!

Don't see it if you're a republican.

187 Reviews | 211 Followers
71
Clever, Funny, Original, Relevant, Fluffy

See it if you're a true political junkie - this is the perfect year to take a second look at the Clintons

Don't see it if you're Donald Trump

972 Reviews | 1051 Followers
70
Entertaining, Funny, Raunchy, Campy

See it if You like political satires & interested in the Clintons story. Fav moment: Lewinsky sings "I'm f**king the f**king President" #CatchySong

Don't see it if You don't like over-the-top campy shows or are too young to remember Bill's run as president.

201 Reviews | 124 Followers
66
Funny, Silly, Raunchy, Irreverent, Lowbrow

See it if you're looking for something silly, you're nostalgic for the 90's & you happen to like political humor.

Don't see it if you're looking for a decent story (the plot is really silly & slapped together) or if you have an aversion to some raunchy, irreverent humor

Critic Reviews (16)

The New York Times
April 10th, 2015

Smartly silly, hilariously impudent and sneakily compassionate, it is nearly guaranteed to leave you humming a bouncy, exuberant tune...'Clinton the Musical' isn’t the sort of show that the real-life subjects are likely to find entertaining, but for the rest of us, it’s 95 minutes of healthy catharsis."
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New York Theatre Guide
April 10th, 2015

"This brilliant comedy is filled with moments that made me and the entire audience laugh out loud and ask ourselves, 'Can they say that?' It captures so much that we love about musical comedy. Despite it’s minor flaws of production here and there, it is a divine vehicle for amazing performances and some of the best musical comedy New York has seen in quite some time."
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Variety
April 9th, 2015

"'Good evening,' says the former first lady. 'I’d like to tell you the story of my first presidency.' The line might sound like a lukewarm zinger but it sets the tone for sharper jabs that will be flung...This production reopens a closet of skeletons the Clintons would like for America to forget: These scandals unfold through a score of tongue-in-cheek ditties worthy of 'Avenue Q.'"
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The Washington Post
April 10th, 2015

"The 95-minute musical doesn’t offer much in the way of a fresh or incisive take on the Clinton White House years. Though it’s bolstered by some first-rate performers, 'Clinton the Musical' feels as if it has arrived from some far-off land where news of the Clintons has only recently been received. The Hodges were beaten to most of their punches eons ago by the likes of 'Saturday Night Live' and other comedy groups."
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New York Post
April 9th, 2015

"Kenneth Starr steals the show as the Count Chocula of independent counsels. It’s a pity he isn’t the center of this broad, profanity-laden satire...Most of the humor is painfully dumb and crass."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 9th, 2015

"This satirical, musical take on Bill Clinton’s presidency from 1993 to 2001 hits American politics right on its semi-bulbous nose. Backed by a stellar cast of singing reporters, dancing Senate cardboard cutouts and a special appearance by that unforgettable blue dress, 'Clinton the Musical' is a wildly fun reminder that politics are an absurd battle of wills."
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Theatermania
April 9th, 2015

"This uproarious musical romp deals with Mr. Clinton's duplicitous nature...'Clinton' was part of last year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, where it was hands-down the funniest show in the pack. It has been shaved down to an intermissionless 95 minutes. While many of the changes are smart , others are unfortunate...Director Dan Knechtges compensates for what has been lost by delivering a fast-paced production full of design surprises."
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BroadwayWorld
April 14th, 2015

"Gently spoofing the foibles of the first couple while admiring their politics, the lively and fun 95-minute show is well timed. A tasty bit of junk food, Dan Knechtges' madcap mounting captures the same comical spirit as a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch...While the music is generally serviceable, the lyrics are frequently clever and the songs fulfill their purpose to give the talented players chances to give bust-out performances."
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