Ryan Raftery who’s starred as Anna Wintour, Calvin Klein and Martha Stewart in a series of wild one-man “bio-musicals” — is turning his attention to Ivanka Trump.
IVANKA 2020 tells a tale that begins in turn-of-the-century Russia, where a young girl named Anastasia receives a jewel-encrusted whistle as a gift from her doting grandmother. Unbeknownst to all within the golden palace, a courtier by the name of Rasputin has placed a curse on the whistle, allowing him to control the mind of the young girl, bringing about the sabotage needed to destroy the powerful family and bring about the impending Russian Revolution. Cut to almost a century later, where Russian government officials have discovered the whistle and its powers and thereby set out to interfere with yet another powerful political family. This time, it will be a different favored child in a different golden palace, entangled in a game of international political espionage and her name…is Ivanka.
Jared Kushner is the only other “character” in the show and he’s played by a life-size cardboard cutout.
“We live in an immensely polarized society right now, with Americans being forced to choose one of two sides,” says Raftery. “I was fascinated by the First Daughter’s dichotomous public image and that is where the idea came that I wanted to play her with two personalities. Ivanka’s mind being partially controlled by a foreign power through enchantment (Ivanka is tricked into “blowing the whistle” on her father, setting the impeachment process in motion) plays into both of the chosen classic films that inspired my narrative, and allow me to comment on this fascinating moment in time in the comedic way which people have come to associate with my celebrity bio-musicals.” said Raftery
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“I try to stay out of politics.” Here’s the poster for my fifth celebrity biomusical! The Ivanka Trump musical opens at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on February 23 for an eight-show run. Tickets on sale next month. SWIPE to see the alternate poster! Photo: Brendan Burke Wig Design: Marty Thomas Styling: Stephanie Stone Makeup: Andrew Schoomaker #theivankatrumpmusical #comingsoon #nyc #washingtondc #ivankatrump #politics #musicaltheatre #broadway #offbroadway #wigs #rupaulsdragrace #ryanraftery #passing #beyonce #instagood #instagay #ivankatrump #murica
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“Every guy in the country wants to go out with my daughter.” – The 45th President of the United States. NYC TICKETS ON SALE NOW! One woman. Two personalities. It’s not about being right…it’s about WINNING. Ryan Raftery’s Ivanka 2020 runs February 23 – March 13. Link to tickets in bio. Are you ready to have faith again? #theivankatrumpmusical #murica #nyc #broadway #joespub #wigs #anastasia #themanchuriancandidate #ryanraftery #ivankatrump #musical #biomusical #broadway #offbroadway #rupaulsdragrace #beyonce #whynot #instagood #instagay #drag #cnn #washingtondc
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