Tuesday, June 30, 2009

1776 - what to watch for the July 4th holiday.

Looking for something to watch in honor of the July 4th holiday? While that could be a tough question, I have the perfect answer for your viewing consideration!
Try watching a relatively little known but outstanding musical, 1776 that features Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson, William Daniels as John Adams [IMHO the best ever use of his flinty persona] and my personal favorite performance in the film, Howard Da Silva who is a cagey delight as Benjamin Franklin [this should have been an Academy Award nominated performance]. Featuring many of the Broadway cast reprising their roles, 1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed.

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