Trump musical about ex-wives, Stormy Daniels debuts in New York

A parody musical centered on former President Trump and some of the well-known women in his life is hitting the off-Broadway stage in New York City this month.

The musical, titled “Five: The Parody Musical,” tells a story about Trump; his wife, Melania; his ex-wives, Ivana Trump and Marla Maples; his daughter, Ivanka; and Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who was paid by Trump’s former fixer, Michael Cohen, in 2016 in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair she had with the former president.

“Five: The Parody Musical” is inspired by the British musical comedy “Six,” which centers on the six wives of King Henry VIII.

“Poised to make America laugh again, FIVE is an irreverent musical comedy revue starring some of the women in the life of America’s past (and hopefully not future) President. Ivana, Marla, and Melania are joined by crowd favorite Storm and daddy’s girl Ivanka as they each take the spotlight and sing their hearts out for your vote,” a description of the musical says on its website.

“Ivana. Marla. Melania. Stormy. Ivanka … Divorced. Her-Larious. Uncensored,” reads the tagline for the show.

The four-week run began with previews last week and will run for the public through March 10 at Theater 555, an off-Broadway theater venue. Tickets are typically $49.

It comes nearly a month ahead of the slated March 25 start date for the former president’s hush money trial stemming from the payments Cohen made to Daniels ahead of the 2016 election. The former president faces 34 counts of falsifying business records over reimbursements he made in 2016 to Cohen.

Trump has denied the affair with Daniels and pleaded not guilty to the charges. The trial is poised to be the first criminal one for the former president, who faces dozens of charges in three other criminal cases.

Cohen told The New York Times last week that he saw the script for the musical and found it “clever and funny.” He also told the outlet he worked on his material ahead of time, though there is no part depicting him in the show but rather mention of him.

“It really should sound like me — otherwise it’s not authentic,” he said. “I think my sense of humor is strong enough. This is not a full, you know, comedic routine. It’s merely minutes in between the acts.”

The show’s cast includes Anyae Anasia, Gabriella Joy Rodriguez, Jaime Lyn Beatty, Gabi Garcia and Hannah Bonnett, per Playbill.

The musical’s book and lyrics are written by Shimmy Braun and Moshiel Newman Daphna, with Billy Recce also writing lyrics and the music, according to Playbill. It is directed by Jen Wineman, who has directed a series of New York, regional, university and touring productions.

The Hill reached out to Wineman for further comment.

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