— @riordan (@riordan) June 5, 2014
Described by a reviewer for Out magazine:
The sparkling and hilarious musical The Anthem—with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell, and lyrics by Erik Ransom—opened Off-Broadway at the Culture Project’s Lynn Redgrave theater last weekend. Naturally, a musical is the best way to tackle Ayn Rand’s ponderous, poorly written, politically confused novel. With its 7-foot-tall leatherman executioner singing sweet, sexy music for the coitus chamber (in-between plying his trade with a disco ball of death), Rand at the very least provided the absurd premise for an absurd work…
As R.A. Lafferty once said: Tongue so severely in cheek as to protrude from the vulgar bodily orifice.