WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
This all-female concert performance of 1776 stars Carolee Carmello (Tuck Everlasting) as John Adams, Andréa Burns (On Your Feet!) as Edward Rutledge, Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite) as Benjamin Franklin, Rema Webb (The Color Purple) as Abigail Adams, Britney Coleman (Sunset Boulevard) as Thomas Jefferson, Jackie Burns (If/Then) as John Dickinson, Arielle Jacobs (Aladdin) as Martha Jefferson, Krystina Alabado (American Psycho) as the courier, and Bonnie Milligan (Gigantic) as Richard Henry Lee. The concert features direction by Jenny Leon and music direction by Emily Marshall. This 1776 doubles as a benefit for the nonprofit Running Start, which grew out of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC) and financially supports young women running for office.