|Photo by Juan Davila|
Directed by Frank Galati, the musical runs through Oct. 6.
The cast comprises John Hickok (John Adams), Abby Mueller (Abigail Adams), Andrew Boyer (Benjamin Franklin), Ryan Drummond (Richard Henry Lee), Steve Hendrickson (Andrew McNair), Richard Farrell (Dr. Lyman Hall), Dan Hiatt (Stephen Hopkins), Jarrod Zimmerman (Edward Rutledge), Alex Shafer (Col. Thomas McKean), Jerry Lloyd (Caesar Rodney), Jeff Parker (John Dickinson), Bernard Balbot (James Wilson), Ian Simpson (John Hancock), Noel Anthony (Charles Thomson), Brandon Dahlquist (Thomas Jefferson), David Ledingham (Dr. Josiah Bartlett), Mark Farrell (George Read), Keith Pinto (Roger Sherman), Morgan Mackay (Lewis Morris), Colin Thomson (Samuel Chase), Benjamin Pither (Joseph Hewes), Ian Leonard (Reverend John Witherspoon), Dillon Heape (Robert Livingston), Andrea Prestinario (Martha Jefferson), Zach Kenney (The Courier) and Justin Travis Buchs (Leather Apron).
"In the spirit of the remarkable national political debates spurred on by the acclaimed film 'Lincoln,' 1776 is a vivid musical look at the revolutionary events that shaped our republic more than 230 years ago as our founding fathers wrestled with infighting, held heated debates and negotiated compromises while drafting our Declaration of Independence," press notes state.
The creative team includes Peter Amster (choreography), Michael Rice (music director), Russell Metheny (scenic design), Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design) and Kevin Kennedy (sound design).
1776 first opened on Broadway in 1969 and ran for 1,200 performances. It received three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Tickets and more information are available by visiting act-sf.org or by calling (415) 749-2228.