A story of family, dreams, innocence, love and FAKE NEWS!
When Bob Harrison created Confidential Magazine in 1952 he gave the public gossip, humor, and sex. But he also offered something totally unexpected: The TRUTH about the rich and famous. It quickly became the #1-selling magazine in America.
Soon Bob wasn’t just TELLING the story, he WAS the story, with headlines, scandals, and a wild ride of his own. That’s where FAKE NEWS came to the party. Just about every story Bob told about himself was a fantasy, from Jungle Love Triangles to Commie Kidnappings.
TRUE STORIES were Bob’s currency. FAKE NEWS is his legacy. Would he be happy if he were alive to see how things turned out all these years later? Maybe, maybe not. But he wouldn’t be at all surprised… Mr. Confidential is a giddy, vibrant tale set in New York and Hollywood at their most glamorous and dangerous. Fast, fluid and sexy—with just a touch of burlesque.
Developed at The New York Musical Theatre Festival, The York Theatre Company, and with the assistance of The Anna Sosenko Trust.
FROM OUR SOLD-OUT, AWARD-WINNING DEVELOPMENTAL PRODUCTION AT THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY STEPHEN NACHAMIE