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5 Musicals We'd Love To See On These Historical Figures

It's Alexander Hamilton's would-be birthday today. 

If you didn't start rapping the words to Hamilton when you read that, then you're missing out on one of the best musicals ever!

So, in honor of the fact that Lin-Manuel Miranda is practically ROLLING IN IT thanks to a historical figure's back story, here's 5 other musicals we'd love to see done:

 

1776, or The Signing Of The Declaration of Independence

1776: Sit down, John! (1972 Film Version)

720p version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYDxyIzPe98 From Wikipedia ( http://bit.ly/9fC6Ag ) "1776 is a 1972 American musical film directed by Peter H. Hunt. The screenplay by Peter Stone was adapted from his libretto for the 1969 stage musical of the same name.

Okay, this one already exists, but hear me out. This is one of my favorite musicals EVER. Now, I know they have a stage play of this, but I'd love to actually see this play from Benjamin Franklin or Thomas Jefferson's perspective. This is kind of an outsider's perspective, mainly focusing on John Adams, and I'd like to see how it would play off the other way. Though, nobody could be as effective as William Daniels (AKA Mr. Feeny from Boy Meets World) as John Adams.

 

Ronald Reagan

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Okay, so during every election for the most part of my adult life, I have noticed that Presidential candidates always love to bring up one president: Ronald Reagan. Whether it's to cite his politics, his movie career, his general nature, is beyond me. But it's totally something that could be made into a musical. We're sure of it.

 

Charles Darwin

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C'mon, how would you like to see a musical of the teachings of Darwinism? That would actually be pretty hysterical if the right people got a hold of it.

 

Sigmund Freud

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Love in the form of longing and deprivation lowers the self regard." ― Sigmund Freud

This could probably be a more X-Rated drama, but if Sigmund Freud has a twisted back story, it could definitely be a dark type of musical. I mean, if Daniel Radcliffe can be on stage naked, I think we've got a chance with Freud. It could also be drafted into an interpretation performance art type musical, which could get pretty trippy.

 

Al Capone

Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (Official Video)

Michael Jackson- Smooth Criminal, The King of POP The lyrics... As He Came Into The Window It Was The Sound Of A Crescendo He Came Into Her Apartment He Left The Bloodstains On The Carpet She Ran Underneath The Table He Could See She Was Unable So She Ran Into The Bedroom She Was Struck Down, It Was Her Doom Annie Are You OK?

 

Gangster Musicals. You could even have a dance number similar to "Smooth Criminal." I mean, it would be CRIMINAL not to.

 

 

Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table.