New Show, BILLIONAIRES FOREVER , to open at West 45th Street Theatre
“At last” raves Rupert Murdoch, “a reason to go to the theatre!”
Heart of Gold Productions Presents THE BILLIONAIRES FOR BUSH in
A New Play Featuring The Billionaire Follies Tuesday, September 4th-Sunday, September 9th, 2007 At the West 45th Street Theatre
All shows at 7pm, all seats $20
THE BILLIONAIRES FOR BUSH ARE LOOKING FOR AN EXIT STRATEGY. BUT NOT FROM IRAQ-FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. As the Bush Administration sinks deeper in the muck of ineptitude and scandal, the Billionaires are starting to wonder how much longer the “Best President Money Could Buy” will be useful to them. George W. himself is getting more and more paranoid about his legacy, and why his best friends don’t seem to be quite so friendly anymore. “Even Karl seems creepier than usual,” he laments. When the glamorous and terrifying Billionaire power broker, Maura Lee Bankrupt, sweeps into the White House and summons the notorious “Legion of Wealth,” George, Karl, the whole gang find out that the Waldorf salad days are over, and it’ll never be the same again.
Starring the sparkling and irrepressible Billionaire Follies, BILLIONAIRES FOREVER is a spectacular musical romp through the crumbling Bush empire. The show gives audiences an answer to the question “what’s going to happen to Billionaires For Bush once Bush is out of office?” With new music from composer Clifford J. Tasner (aka “Felonius Ax”), and directed by Follies Artistic Director Melody Bates (aka “Ivy League-Legacy”), BILLIONAIRES FOREVER offers a peek into the rarely-seen inner sanctums of the Bush Administration, and the Billionaires who pull the puppet strings. Musical numbers include classics like “I’m a Texas Oilman” and new gems like the “Billionaire Blues,” “Landmines Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” and new age lullaby “Global Warming.” The show is a hilarious and pointed reminder that Bush is not the end of the story when it comes to the Billionaires’ quest for Government of, by, and for the Corporations.
The creative team includes many of the people behind previous hits Spring Bling!, Summer in the Hummer, and Dick Cheney’s Holiday Spectacular. BILLIONAIRES FOREVER is written by Ms. Bates and David Bennett, (who reprises his celebrated role as George W. Bush), and choreographed by DJ McDonald (“Seamus Lee Rich”), whose work has been presented by Dance Theater Workshop, Performance Space 122, The Egg, and at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Producer James Simon received a Tony Award nomination for Bells Are Ringing, co-produced On the Waterfront, and was Associate Producer for Play On! and Damn Yankees with Jerry Lewis in London. Music Director Joseph Reina and Lighting Designer Kate Greenberg round out the creative team.
The cast includes acclaimed Billionaire Follies members Kellie Aiken, Dave Bennett, Dave Case, Melissa Collom, and Yvonne Willrich-Teague, who are joined by talented newcomers Alex Mitchell and Brandi Rhome.
“Delightfully biting political satire” (NY Press), “Enormously entertaining” (Travel Lady Magazine), and “An hour goes by fast when in the company of entertaining folks like these” ( offoffonline.com)-this is some of what the press had to say about the last Follies show. Get your tickets now for the next chapter!
THE BILLIONAIRE FOLLIES are the performing wing of Billionaires For Bush, celebrating George W. Bush and the emerging plutocracy in song and sketch across the country. The group has performed everywhere from the National Press Club (where Al Franken opened for them) to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the Million Worker March, to venues like Webster Hall, SpiritNYC, and The Slipper Room in New York City. The Follies 2006 NYC season included Spring Bling! Summer in the Hummer, and Dick Cheney’s Holiday Spectacular, all at Ace of Clubs. National TV and radio appearances include FuseTV, Fox News, Free Speech TV, and Air America’s Majority Report.” Local radio appearances include WBAI and WNYE radio. Visit us at www.myspace.com/BillionaireFollies.
About Billionaires For Bush
Billionaires For Bush is a do-it-yourself street theater and media campaign using humor to show how the Bush administration has favored the corporate elite at the expense of everyday Americans. B4B is an independent 527 committee, with headquarters in NYC and over 50 chapters nationwide. For more information, please visit: www.BillionairesForBush.com.
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