After previous sold-out shows in New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago, the hilariously irreverent musical parody, POLITICAL IDOL, returns as POLITICAL IDOL 2020. Robert Yarnall returns as writer, with lyrics by Robert Yarnall and Marc Emory. The show is directed by Michael Goldfried, with music direction by Anessa Marie, and will debut on October 27. Tickets are $20.20 and can be purchased directly from this website. above or here
Satirical renditions presented by POLITICAL IDOL 2020 include Oprah Winfrey as host, along with constant interruptions by Donald Trump, and features 2020 presidential ticket team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, along with former candidates Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg, with the comedic support of Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Kimberly Guilfoyle,Bill Barr and more!
POLITICAL IDOL 2020 features 23 parody songs including I Really Need Your Vote (“I Hope I Get It" from “A Chorus Line") Strangers on the Right ("Strangers in the Night”), SEASONS OF TRUMP (“Seasons of Love” from “Rent”), IT’S DIVERSION (Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”), FAKE NEWS (“I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues” by Elton John), KAMALA MEDLEY (“Gloria” by Laura Branigan and “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club ).
During its original run, the New York Times called POLITICAL IDOL "howlingly funny" and "the satirical cabaret that does to the presidential primaries what “Forbidden Broadway” does to theater." Broadway World raved "Armed with irreverence, wit, and spot-on impressions ... a quartet of seasoned entertainers turn familiar songs into show-stopping political parodies." Former DNC Chair and Vermont Governor Howard Dean called the show "Sensational!"
All 4 original cast members return, joined by Scott Foster, for POLITICAL IDOL 2020. Cast includes Lara Buck Antolik (Film: Lady Hunters), Enga Davis (Broadway: ONE MO' TIME. Film: IN THE FAMILY WAY), Joe Di Salle, Scott Foster "(Forbidden Broadway, NEWsical the Musical)" and Robert Yarnall. Creative team includes Sara Jean Tosetti (Costume Designer), James Rushin (Audio Engineer), Bruno-Pierre Houle (Virtual Production Designer), LCM247 (Video Production and Editing), Will Chaloner (Production Supervisor), Leah Michalos (Director Marketing) and LDK Productions/ Lisa Dozier King (General Management). Marc Emory and Olson Rohdes (Executive Producers), with LCM247's Patrick Heaphy (Producer).