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An All-female Cast for Tony Award-Winning Musical '1776'

By Ambili Sasidharan on Feb 15, 2017 11:31 AM EST

An all-female concert of Tony award winning musical "1776" will take place on February 20, President's Day, at Feinstein's/54 Below. The shows are scheduled at 7 pm and 9.30 pm.

According to Theatre Mania, the technical crew of "1776" will be headed by director Jenny Leon, who called the shots for Sherman Edwards-Peter Stone musical at the New York nightspot. Joining Leon will be music director Emily Marshall and producer Shoshana Feinstein.

The all-women cast is lead by Carolee Carmello, who known for "Tuck Everlasting", "Finding Neverland," enacting as John Adams, Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Abigail Adams, Krystina Alabado (American Psycho) as the Courier, Bonnie Milligan (Gigantic, Kinky Boots) as Richard Henry Lee, Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin, Wicked) as Martha Jefferson, Britney Coleman (Sunset Boulevard, Beautiful) as Thomas Jefferson, Jackie Burns (If/Then, Wicked) as John Dickinson, Andréa Burns (On Your Feet, In the Heights) as Edward Rutledge, and Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu) as Benjamin Franklin. The supporting cast includes Amy Jo Jackson, Bre Jackson (The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon), and Amanda Savan.

PlayBill recalled the amazing success of "1776" in 2010 at Kansas City's Musical Theater Heritage, which was led by an all-female cast. The show went down to create history and the theater becomes the first to grant permission for an all-women show.

The proceedings from the show will go to D.C.-based nonprofit Running Start, a part of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), which helps and financially supports young women running for office. "1776" centers around the arguments during the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is about the attempts of three members who tries to convince the team of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy. The show first opened on Broadway in 1996.

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