For the fourth year in a row, Feinstein's/54 Below will celebrate Independence Day with concert stagings of 1776. The Tony-winning 1969 musical about America’s founding fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence is being performed by a non-traditional cast of Broadway actors at 7 PM and 9:30 PM July 3–4.
The cast will be led by Kyle Scatliffe (The Color Purple, Les Misérables) in the central role of John Adams, with Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Rock of Ages) as Abigail Adams.
The cast will also feature Julian Decker (Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables) as Benjamin Franklin, Ryan Vona (Paramour, Once) as Richard Henry Lee, Tally Sessions (War Paint, Falsettos) as Thomas Jefferson, Michael McCorry Rose (Wicked, A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder) as John Dickinson, Kim McClay (I’ll Be Home for Christmas World Premiere) as Martha Jefferson, Wade McCollum (Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, Wicked) as Edward Rutledge, Alex Prakken (Newsies National Tour) as The Courier, Connor F. Deane as Roger Sherman, Michael Hull as Robert Livingston, Ben Biggers as John Hancock, and Jordan Jacobs as James Wilson. The evening will be staged by Matt Redmond, with musical direction by Geraldine Anello.
1776 was revived in 2016 by New York City Center as part of its Encores! series. The concert staging was directed by Garry Hynes and also featured a diverse cast of actors.
With Hamilton playing just a few blocks away, New York will have two Thomas Jeffersons on its stages simultaneously over the patriotic holiday.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 54below.com/events/54-sings-1776.