Ah, Rod. He's no longer our governor with hair extraordinaire, but he just keeps turning up like a bad penny.
First we hear about him trying to get on a reality TV program in the Costa Rican jungle (Seriously? Hasn't he made enough of a mockery of Illinois politics already? Now he wants to hang out with Spencer and Heidi? Come ON) and now the hit musical "Rod Blagojevich Superstar" will be extending its run on Navy Pier through June 14 due to ''tremendous demand and irresistible new source material provided daily by the former governor'' as the press release states.
The extension of the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and Second City show begins May 7 and kicks off with a book signing of 'Pay to Play: How Rod Blagojevich Turned Political Corruption into a National Slideshow' by author and host of 'Chicago Tonight' Elizabeth Brackett, who will join the cast for a 20-minute political improv set following the show.
The show will feature a new improve game called 'Rod Island' portraying a ''bootleg copy'' of the pilot for the new reality television show. We can only hope that as the real life governor's sagas get more ridiculous, so too, will the hit musical.
Performance dates are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 for groups of 10 or more) and may be purchased by visiting Chicago Shakespeare Theater's website at www.chicagoshakes.com or calling the CST Box Office at 312-595-5600.