The Art of the Matter
Putting some distance from our ourselves and today's U.S. Senate, let's take a deep, relaxing breath and enjoy a bit of Broadway instead. Indeed, not just a Tony-winning musical, but also only the fourth musical ever (at the time) to win a Pulitzer Prize. The first musical I ever saw actually on Broadway.
Here's the opening number from 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, with William Daniels in the lead as John Adams. To put it in context, "Sit Down, John," is a funny, pointed song about the Continental Congress refusing to debate an incredibly important issue -- in this case, the matter of breaking away from a king by declaring independence.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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