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A brand new show about the brand new President prepares to open in London

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January 21, 2009 07:00 AM

The Lion King, move over. The brand new, 44th President of the United States has inspired a brand new musical.

March will bring Obama On My Mind to London – to Islington’s Hen and Chickens Theatre, to be exact, reports Playbill.com.

Press materials for the show, whose libretto and “pop, gospel, jazz and soft rock” score are the work of American crime writer and filmmaker Teddy Hayes, describe what’s to come as “a humorous look at the weird and wonderful world behind the scenes of a small Obama campaign office and the larger than life characters who make the wheels turn, the cogs whirr and bring in the votes.”

The limited engagement starts March 5 and runs through March 21. No word yet on casting.
Stephen M. Silverman

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