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1Apr/17

DONALD TRUMP: THE ROOM WHERE IT HAPPENS

President Donald Trump wants you to be in the room where it happens ( (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Donald Trump wants you to be in the room where it happens (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The White House, Oval Office
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
November 8-15, $250,000, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
www.djtroomhappens.com

On November 8, 2017, it will be one year since Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in one of the most bitterly contested presidential elections ever. Trump will be celebrating the win by collaborating with Emmy-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda on a new immersive production, Donald Trump: The Room Where It Happens. Inspired by Miranda’s phenomenally successful Broadway musical, Hamilton — Trump hasn’t actually seen the show but was briefed on it by Vice President Mike Pence, who saw it November 18, when his appearance was cheered by both the cast and the audience — the president will open the Oval Office to members of any of his golf clubs around the world; from November 8 to 22, ten lucky U.S.-born Americans at a time will get to follow him around the White House and its environs as he signs executive orders, consults with advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and tweets in his bathrobe while watching Fox News. Tickets are $250,000 each and go on sale today, April 1, at 12 noon; there are no performances on Saturday and Sunday, when the commander in chief will be golfing at Mar-a-Lago. “This is a slam-dunk, a natural fit,” Miranda said in a statement. “There won’t be any singing or dancing — although Steve Bannon has been known to suddenly break into “Springtime for Hitler” — but the audience is in for a real special treat; it’s going to be fantastic,” he added, noting that the cast won’t be as diverse as Hamilton’s but it’s still an impressive lineup. “Every day will be different,” Miranda explained. “You can expect cameos from Miller, Pence, Pruitt, Tillerson — but probably not Ryan.” Uncharacteristically, Trump has been mostly mum on the matter, although he did recently mysteriously tweet, “Hamilton Schmamilton -- wait till you see what I have coming up. Just wait for it. It’s gonna be great. With the best peeple [sic]. The best. Trust me” and “Meet me inside WH! Don’t say no to this, cuz history has its eyes on me. It will blow you all away like a hurricane. #Winning!”

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  1. I’m going to sell my children to Du Pont for chemical experiments, so I can afford a ticket.


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