Bernie: On Broadway

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January 19, 2021 6:00 PM
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Senator Bernie Sanders, whose side gig as a Twitter icon almost overshadows his anti-establishment political career, showed up to President Biden’s inauguration and set meme-inclined imaginations ablaze. With his cozy mittens and, “Whenever you’re ready…” crossed legs, the Vermont politician must have reminded theatre lovers of the agonies and ecstasies of waiting for a Broadway performance to start. In a matter of minutes, memes featuring Sanders as being part of everyone’s favorite musicals were racking up retweets. So here, at last, is Bernie: On Broadway.

Bernie trying to get “Another Hundred People” student loan relief:

Bernie waiting on a sugar, butter, healthcare pie:

Senator Sanders awaiting justice for The Prom’s original Broadway cast:

“Well I guess you could leave me the House…”

(Side note: Donna Murphy approves.)

No joke here. I would pay to see this.

Bernie, knowing it’s time to "Move On" from the last presidency

Ok, imagine what Bernie’s part during “La Vie Boheme” could be...

A more just, more attractive ruler than Lord Farquaad:

The three branches of government: Jeremy, Bernie, and Michael

Sanders in the rush-line for Once (talent on a budget, checks out):

Other Senators, thank you. Bernie is our singular sensation:

Marla Maples, Tiffany Trump’s mother, was a replacement in the Will Rogers Follies, so this technically counts as radical reclamation:

Thinking maybe next time, he’ll win:

Bernie, reminding us he is HERE:

Sanders awaiting a Spring political Awakening:

Bernie breaking ground as a leading lady coping with bipolar disorder:

The Senator discussing the complexities of Middle Eastern peace:

Bernie awaiting the next Music Man revival:

Again, no joke. This would be perfect casting.

Senator Sanders trying to see if he remembers the [title of show]:

Bernie feeling overdressed for a summer show at the Delacorte:

Bernie does NOT want a show-off no more:

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Juan A. Ramirez

Juan A. Ramirez writes arts and culture reviews, features, and interviews for publications in New York and Boston, and will continue to do so until every last person is annoyed. Thanks to his MA in Film and Media Studies from Columbia University, he has suddenly found himself the expert on Queer Melodrama in Venezuelan Cinema, and is figuring out ways to apply that.