Chelsea Clinton is coming to off Broadway. And in fact in the neighborhood of Chelsea Clinton.
The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton wrote a children’s book called “She Persisted.” Now it’s been turned into a musical for the Atlantic Theater Company on West 20th St., which is the borderline between Chelsea and Clinton. Adam Tobin wrote book and lyrics, music is from Deborah Wicks LaPuma.
The musical for children, “She Persisted,” will run from February 22nd to March 15th, 2020. Can you imagine that opening night? Secret Service whispering into cuffs while little kids scoot around.
The book features famous women who persisted until they succeeded, including Chelsea’s mom, plus Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Clara Lemlich, Nellie Bly, Virginia Apgar, Maria Tallchief, Claudette Colvin, Ruby Bridges, Margaret Chase Smith, Sally Ride, Florence Griffith Joyner, Oprah Winfrey, and Sonia Sotomayor. So we can imagine actresses will be hired to play one or two of those roes.