The Schuyler Sisters Put A New Twist To The Song 'America the Beautiful'
Unless you are living under a rock, you know that last night was SuperBowl 51. Before the game started, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jasmine Cephas Jones who played the Schuyler Sisters in Broadway’s Hamilton took the stage to perform “America the Beautiful”. However, they did not exactly stick to the script in their rendition an added their own special twist to the song.
Traditionally, the song ends in saying “and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea”. The Broadway actresses figured it was about time the song caught up to the 21st century and added “and sisterhood” into the mix. As can be expected, Twitter went crazy with support for the feminist stand the trio took.
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of “Hamilton” and songwriter of the Schuyler Sisters’ song in the musical cast his support for the lyric change. Chrissy Teigan who was in the crowd at the game last night also stood behind the sisterhood.
The addition of “and sisterhood” into the song was a long time coming and, in light of the Women’s March and the recent oppression of women’s rights, they could not have chosen a better time or platform to take a stand. SuperBowl 51 was watched by over 100 million people across America.
The original Schuyler sisters played a big part in the American Revolution and their song titled “The Schuyler Sisters” portrays that. Like the song in which the sisters sing that they are excited to be “amidst the powder keg of the early days of the revolution,” it seems the actresses too, may be amidst the powder keg of our own girl power revolution and we couldn’t be more proud to be standing with them.