Maybe you’ve always thought there was something off about Ayn Rand, but I bet you weren’t thinking off-Broadway. Well this May, The Anthem, a theater production inspired by Rand’s short novel Anthem, will open at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in NYC—and it is a musical. Sources have yet to reveal whether Rush has agreed to be the pit band. Perhaps The Anthem is meant to counter the mad popularity of the recent A Theory of Justice: The Musical, an “all-singing, all-dancing romp through 2,500 years of political philosophy”, in which John Rawls stole the show while Rand had only a bit part.
While we’re on the subject, there are only a couple of days left to see New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656, a play by David Ives currently running in Toronto. If you miss it, you can always catch Socrates Now, which will be in production again this summer in Athens.
(news of The Anthem via Marginal Revolution)