Still Wrangling After All These Years

Theater: ‘1776’

It’s hard to imagine anyone writing a musical comedy about the wranglings of Congress in 2012. If someone can find a way to set John Boehner’s or Bernie Sanders’ words to music, more power to them, although I don’t think I’d want to go see it.

But the stakes were higher, and the characters more compelling, in 1776, and this musical, though occasionally hoary, still has the power to entertain and instruct.

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