A Quote by Meredith Willson on cities, creation, genius, love, music, originality, people, and world

Regarding The Music Man, Jay Nordlinger wrote: The Music Man (for which Willson also wrote the lyrics) is an astonishing creation. It came in a spurt of brilliance. It is shot through with originality, verve, and-why not go all the way?-genius. People love it, can't get enough of it, can't stop performing it-and they are not wrong. For closing in on a half- century now, The Music Man has been performed continually, in every American city, town, and village, and in other parts of the world as well, not excluding Peking.

Meredith Willson (1902 - 1984)

Source: “One Vote for Willson,” by Jay Nordlinger, National Review Magazine; June 05, 2000

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