The riotous new off-Broadway musical comedy Tail! Spin! pokes fun at politics’ biggest scandals using actual word-for-word language from leaked emails, raunchy texts and tell-tale tweets by disgraced politicians, their paramours and the media they tried to spin. Some of the politicos up for the roasting are Anthony ("I Was Hacked") Weiner, Mark ("Appalachian Trail") Sanford, Larry ("Wide Stance") Craig and Mark ("Underage Page") Foley.
When BroadwayBox caught up with the cast—which includes SNL favorite Rachel Dratch in a bevy of roles—we asked each of them: if your personal phone and email were hacked, what’s the best headline the media is going to lead with?
Rachel Dratch (Wives, Tails, Beards & Barbara Walters)
It might be Rachel Dratch, Most Boring Person on Earth. There’s definitely no sexting going on. There are a lot of mommy play-dates being set up. Maybe it’s Rachel Dratch Queen of the Playground.
Arnie Burton (Representative Mark Foley, et al)
Oh, it would either be incredibly boring or incredibly salacious. Salacious would be: Mr Burton Your Tests Have Come Back...
Sean Dugan (Senator Larry Craig, et al)
Headline would be Sean Dugan Gets A Lot of Hollywood Reporter Messages That He Subscribed to Many Years Ago and Still Continues To Get.
Tom Galantich (Governor Mark Sanford, et al)
Mine have to be Emails Hacked, This Guys Is Really, Really Boring.
Nate Smith (Representative Anthony Weiner, et al)
Nate Smith Has A lot Of Banal Conversations with His Wife. Something about puppy training and when we should get the trainer to the house, then the debate ends with takeout dinner.
Don’t miss ‘Tail! Spin! at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project beginning September 18.