Low Ticket Sales Sink Broadway Show About Bill and Hillary Clinton

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It looks like the American people were not interested in seeing a Broadway production about former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Clintons were the focus of a new play, “Hillary and Clinton.” The production of the show cost $4.2 million and earned a Tony nomination for Laurie Metcalf, who portrayed Hillary Clinton alongside actor John Lithgow.

While nominations and high production value could signal success, that was not the case for “Hillary and Clinton.” According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, the show failed to sell tickets, and its runtime has been cut short by a month. In the past few weeks, the show reached only 36 percent of its gross earnings potential.

In total, there were 37 preview performances and 77 regular viewings before the decision was made to pull the plug on the play.

The show itself was not a biographical production of the Clintons’ lives but rather a fictitious depiction of what it could have looked like as Hillary, who appeared to be the front-runner in 2008, had the election swept out from under her by then-candidate Barack Obama.

HOUSTON, TX – APRIL 21: In this handout provided by Paul Morse/George W. Bush Presidential Center, (L-R) Former first lady Laura Bush, former President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State and first lady Hilary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former President George H. W. Bush, former first lady Michelle Obama and current first lady Melania Trump pose for a group photo at the funeral ceremony for the late first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on April 21, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Bush, wife of former president George H. W. Bush and mother of former president George W. Bush, died at her home in Houston on April 17 at the age of 92. (Photo by Paul Morse/George W. Bush Presidential Center via Getty Images)

Broadway isn’t the only location where the Clintons have been struggling to fill seats.

The former first couple has been on a speaking tour for the past few months, but many seats have been left empty. According to a report from the New York Post, tickets prices have dropped to as low as $20 on alternative online ticket outlets.

The best seats in the house were set to be sold for $1,785, but tickets could be found online for $829 prior to the event date.

That hasn’t stopped Hillary Clinton from using the stage to go after her former campaign competitor, President Donald Trump, however.

As IJR previously reported, she claimed the 2016 election was “stolen” from her during one of her speaking engagements in May.

“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Hillary Clinton said.

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Craig Reynolds
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Principal reason for this article to appear as it does in ijr.com is to promote anti-Clinton vitriol. Lots of shows die on Broadway despite award nominations and high production values. Anybody remember “Henry Sweet Henry”? Presence and language of this reportage is yet another piece of evidence of the ijr.com slant on things.

Chris Brown
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Chris Brown

We are all fully aware of the lives of the Clintons. Why in the world would we want to see a “play” about it?? The end of their era….thanking God daily!!

Chris Smith
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Chris Smith

I WOULD NOT pay $1.00 to see anything about these two lying phony PIECES OF SUB -HUMAN SCUM!!!!!! Will she EVER stop blaming anyone & everyone about her loss?? All she has to do is take a look in the mirror if she wants to blame someone!!! Go THE HELL AWAY ALREADY HITLERY!!

Rick Thweatt
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Rick Thweatt

The Clinton’s should be in prison!

Jeanine A Jutt
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Jeanine A Jutt

bitter bitter Hillary

ItsJo
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ItsJo

When will these “Two Grifters realize that People DO NOT LIKE OR TRUST EITHER OF YOU, NOR DO WE CARE TO KEEP HEARING ‘HILLARY’S LIES……SHE HAS NEVER WON ANYTHING HONESTLY, EVEN WHEN OBAMA “PUT IN THE FIX FOR HER TO WIN”…….SHE LOST. People Know these two are Liars/Money-Hungry-Launderers who used their ‘Fake Charity’ to launder donations in her “PAY TO PLAY” schemes, when as SOS, she took money from ANY Nation, Any One-for access to her When she was ‘crowned president’……THANK GOD SHE LOST-EVEN W/CHEATING!

Otis
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Puke!

Janice Longhi
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Janice Longhi

I think the poor thing is really, really mentally ill and delusional!!

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