44″ The INOFFICIAL, UNSANCTIONED OBAMA MUSICAL is presented for the first time in its entirety at the World Premiere by Eli Bauman, Monica Saunders Weinberg, MB Artists and Michael Donovan. Eli Bauman (“NBC’s Maya & Marty”) co-wrote the lyrics, lyrics, music and other songs of the musical satire with Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (Sha Na Na).
TJ Wilkins of NBC’s The Voice portrays Barack Obama, while Shanice, an award-winning R&B performer (I Love Your Smile and Flex & Shanice on OWN), plays Michelle Obama. The official opening is on November 3, 2022 and performances run from November 2nd to 15th. The Bourbon Room Hollywood will host the short notice event (6356 Hollywood Blvd.).
History was changed with Barack Obama’s victory. And as you can see, racism has been completely eradicated. The biography of Obama that you won’t find in the history books, however, is 44 – The Unofficial, Unsanctioned Obama Musical, which is now illegal in most states. In addition, 44 Obama’s story as told by Joe Biden is in his memory, so to speak.
Sarah Palin screams “Drill Me Baby” like Ozzy Osbourne, President Obama sings “How Black Is Too Black?” over a smooth Motown beat and of course a ’90s R&B slow jam in which Mitch McConnell shares his insatiable passion for his beloved musket declared. 44 is a musical melting pot that delivers everything you would expect from a musical about the Obama era.
“In 2016, when a certain reality TV star – I’m talking, of course, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ contestant Rick Perry – was vying for the presidency, I thought back to my time working on the Obama ’08 campaign. I knocked on thousands of doors, registered hundreds of voters, and was invited to the home of an undecided voter to attend an afternoon orgy (I politely declined, mainly because of the heat, but persuaded her to vote for Obama). But mostly it was me inspired– inspires to do more, to do better, to believe in something…”, remembers Eli Baumann, creator of 44 – THE UNOFFICIAL, UNSANNONED OBAMA MUSICAL. “Then eight short years later, wondering how everything had gone down the toilet so quickly, I reached into the bowl and found inspiration again. If any buffoon with no qualifications can be president, why couldn’t I have a buffoon with no qualifications write my first musical? Sure, I was a 34-year-old who hadn’t written a song since high school and who couldn’t play an instrument and couldn’t read a staff to save my life… but why shouldn’t I hope for a change? So I thought fuck it. Four years and fifty songs later I had my first full draft of “44”. And I still can’t read a piece of music.”
The cast of 44 – THE UNOFFICIAL, UNSANNONED OBAMA MUSICALDirected by Wilkins and Shanice are Larry Cedar from HBO’s Deadwood, Chad Doreck from Off-Altar Broadway’s Boyz, Kelley Dorne from Musical Theater West’s Bright Star and Kevin Bailey from Annie Get Your Gun. from Broadway and The Lion King’s Original Company to see John Boehner. Larry Barton plays Roger Ailes in the musical Sarah Palin is portrayed by Jane Papageorge (Kiss Me Kate, The Old Globe; Scary Musical, NoHo Arts Center) and Herman is portrayed by Dino Shorté (The Upshaws, Netflix; Wanda at Large, Fox). . , annie; ICT The Legend of Georgia McBride) as Lindsay Graham and Michael Uribes (Skylight Theatre Bronco Billy – The Musical; A noise insideMan from La Mancha ) as Ted Cruz.
44 – THE UNOFFICIAL, UNSANNONED OBAMA MUSICALwill play at The Bourbon Room Hollywood. Tickets start at $25.00 and are available at 44ObamaMusical.com or BourbonRoomHollywood.com.