Gina Gershon to Play Melania Trump in Off-Broadway Musical

Former “Showgirls” star to play first lady in “The 1st Annual Trump Family Special”

Last Updated: August 14, 2018 @ 9:56 AM

Gina Gershon will take on the role of Melania Trump in the upcoming Off-Broadway musical “The 1st Annual Trump Family Special.”

Gershon, who is known for her roles in “Showgirls,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” and “Cabaret,” performed an impression of the first lady on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in January. The production’s announcement described the show as a “hilarious send-up” where “Trump’s brood has gathered to perform in a live televised event for the new Trump TV network. But when the orange man-of-the hour runs late, host Ivanka stalls by interviewing the various family members, which leads to a wide array of clever character songs.”

The production was created by Danny Salles, with music and additional lyrics by Grammy nominated songwriters Tor Hyams and Lisa St. Lou and choreography by Benji Schwimmer.

The show will run on Thursday nights from Sept. 13 to Dec. 6 at the Triad Theater in New York.

See Gershon’s performance on “The Tonight Show” below, starting at the 2:50 mark.

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