The New Yorker Radio Hour: The State of the Union Songbook Live
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The campaign playing out in the political world may seem like theatre — part drama, part comedy — but Michael Friedman wants to make it a musical.
Friedman, who wrote the music and lyrics to “Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson,” has been following the primaries, interviewing voters, and making songs out of the transcripts. The result is a series of musical snapshots that capture how people are thinking about politics in 2016.
The New Yorker Radio Hour presented a selection of Friedman's work – including a world premieres – live in The Greene Space with performances by Kristolyn Lloyd and Jeremy Pope. Hosted by The New Yorker’s Sarah Larson.
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