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Check Out New Photos From Broadway-Bound 1776 at American Repertory Theater

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Check Out New Photos From Broadway-Bound 1776 at American Repertory Theater

The revival, featuring a cast of female, non-binary, and trans performers, opens May 26 at the Cambridge theatre.

Sushma Saha, Sara Porcalob, Mehry Eslaminia, Gisela Adisa, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Elizabeth A. Davis, Becca Ayers, Brooke Simpson, and Oneika Phillips
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Get a first look at the company of the ART/Roundabout Theater Company revival of 1776 as they ‘piddle, twiddle, and resolve’ in the new Broadway-bound production of the Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone revolutionary musical.

Jeffrey L. Page and ART Artistic Director Diane Paulus co-direct the production about the founding fathers on the brink of signing the Declaration of Independence. Following its premiere at ART, 1776 will move to Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater for a Broadway run before setting out on a 16-city national tour in February 2023.

The musical’s company of “Cool, Cool Considerate Men” is made up of a cast featuring all female, non-binary, and trans performers. They are Gisela Adisa as Robert Livingston, Nancy Anderson as George Read, Becca Ayers as Col. Thomas McKean, Tiffani Barbour as Andrew McNair, Allison Briner Dardenne as Stephen Hopkins, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Mehry Eslaminia as Charles Thomson, Joanna Glushak as John Dickinson, Shawna Hamic as Richard Henry Lee, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Oneika Philliips as Joseph Hewes, Lulu Picart as Samuel Chase, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Sushma Saha as Judge James Wilson, Brooke Simpson as Roger Sherman, Salome Smith as the Courier, Sav Souza as Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Jill Valleryas Caesar Rodney, and Ariella Serur, Grace Stockdale, Imani Pearl Williams, Rose Van Dyne, and Sabrina K. Victor serving as standbys.

The production has a scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Jennifer Schriever, sound design by Jonathan Deans, projection design by David Bengali, and hair, wig, and makeup design by Mia Neal. Co-director Page also choreographs.

Check out new production photos from the revival below.

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First Look at the ART Production of 1776

David Chase Serves as the production’s music supervisor, with Ryan Cantwell as music director. Orchestrations are by John Clancy. AnnMarie Milazzo is the vocal designer. Alfredo Macias is the production stage manager, and Genevieve Kersh and John Meredith are assistant stage managers. Casting is by Stephen Kopel. Brisa Areli Muñoz is associate director. Tamar Climan is a supervising producer.

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