HELLO DEMOCRATS…WELCOME TO CHICAGO — A fiercely original work that shares lessons learned, ’68 – a new American musical is inspired by and debuts 50 years after the volatile 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Forging a narrative and a eulogy, it tells unexpectedly moving tales about characters at the center of turbulent times — research librarians, hotel housekeepers, street cops, campaigners, protesters and community organizers. The production uses passion, humor, insight and highly memorable musicality and performances to haunt and inspire audiences of baby boomers and new generations alike. Featuring a compelling book and lyrics by Albee Fellow Jamie Leo and authentic, unforgettable score by award-winning composer Paul Leschen, ’68 is an official selection of the 2018 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Directed by Joey Murray, with musical direction by Rob Baumgartner, the exceptionally talented ’68 ensemble represents multiple characters whose lives were impacted by 1968 Democratic Convention in profound – and unexpectedly hilarious – ways. With several Broadway and Off-Broadway favorites, the cast features a stellar line-up spanning significant breadth and depth of talent — including Mary Callanan and Bob Gaynor.