Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Glenn Beck: Crazy for "Memphis"

Posted By on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 9:04 AM

Glenn Beck, Theater Critic
  • Glenn Beck, Theater Critic
I know everybody has been chomping at the bit, waiting for FOX news commentator Glenn Beck to weigh in on Memphis the musical, which opened on Broadway this week. Well wait no longer:

I went to a Broadway play this weekend with my wife: "Memphis" — it was fantastic. Except for the two songs in it about "Hope and Change." Are Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod calling up Broadway producers now, asking them to help out with the agenda, the way Yosi Sargent did at the direction of Valerie Jarrett and Buffy Wicks?

It sure wouldn't be unprecedented. Look at what the White House has accomplished with "Service Week," all this week on TV as Michelle Obama announced. Sixty programs are incorporating some kind of service or volunteer theme into their shows.

Memphis is about an interracial romance at the dawn of the rock-and-roll/Civil Rights era. The characters "hope" to end racism and "change" bigotry into tolerance. But seriously, who doesn't hate a bunch of service-oriented volunteers?

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