The Revolution’s Happening in New York!

B.A.: [May 21, 2020] Please queue this up for the morning of July 4. Hopefully by then the Great Quarantine of 2020 will largely be over and “Music to Get Us Started During the Lockdown” will have gone the way of ChadWatch and While We’re Waiting for the Download, and this will just be something fun to listen to a Saturday morning.

I find this version infinitely more appealing than the one in Hamilton, because there’s no sense of “Look how cool we are, and I bet you’re glad you paid $1200 for your ticket.”

I also like the idea of Peggy, an adult (historically accurate) who seems to act like a child (probably not historically accurate), being played by an actual child.

Semi-OT: The New Yorkers

I thought this might interest some of you because of the Peter Arno connection.

We saw this show, by the way, and were impressed by how they stitched it all together to create something comprehensible. Also by how much time and expense they put into something they was only going to run for five days.

And now they’re going to make a recording which… is also going to lose a ton of money.