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Chelsea Clinton Coming to Off Broadway (Actually to Chelsea-Clinton) with Musical Based on Her Children’s Book


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.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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