News: Barack Obama Musical In Works, Central Character Nowhere To Be Found
Wednesday, Jan 21, 2009 2:35PM
President Barack Obama has inspired a forthcoming musical tentatively titled "Obama on My Mind."
The Barack-inspired performance will kick-off in London.
"Obama on My Mind" will open at a small theater in the British capital in March, producers have announced. The play's book, music and lyrics are by U.S.-born writer Teddy Hayes. (Access Hollywood)
It will feature a mixture of music and personalities.
According to press materials, "Celebrating the election and inauguration of America's first black president, Obama On My Mind takes 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. Pop, gospel, jazz and soft rock come together in a politically inspired romp featuring over 11 loyal, obsessive and downright peculiar personalities, striving to get their man into the White House." (Playbill)
An Obama actor will reportedly be absent from the production.
The musical will run at the Hen and Chickens theater in north London from March 3 to March 21. Casting has not been announced, but the producers have spared themselves the challenge of finding a presidential lookalike - the Obama character never appears onstage. "Nobody can really impersonate Obama, can they?" said Hayes. "He's a one-off." (Associated Press)[Site not working for you? Unable to comment? Notify us at [email protected]]