‘Clinton: The Musical’ makes New York debut this weekend

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The Clinton family has become a cottage industry what with their books, speaking engagements and personal appearances.

Now they're about to leave a mark on pop culture with two musicals hitting the off-Broadway stage.

Opening this Friday is "Clinton: The Musical."

Clinton the musical has been described as a bawdy, raucous satire portrayaing the sex scandal that rocked the White House in the 90's.

Two actors portray two sides of Bill Clinton: Saturday night Bill and the Sunday morning president Clinton.

The charismatic stately Clinton is played by Karl Kenzler, who notes that political musicals are rare, but feels this one is just right.

The show-stopping number in the second act gets a bit risque as the president prepares his state of the union address, carefully choosing his words in the aftermath of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

While there are references  to Monica Lewinsky, some some may feel that shes yesterdays news. But not the woman who plays Hillary.

"Clinton: The Musical" premiers this Friday as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival for a limited eight performances. The show was written by two Australian brothers.

Considering the Clinton's popularity and the prospects of Hillary running for president, the timing for the show couldn't be better.

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