Carolee Carmello, Andréa Burns, and More to Star in All-Female 1776 Concert
An all-female concert of 1776 will take place on February 20, President's Day, at Feinstein's/54 Below. The concerts will take place at 7pm and 9:30pm, with Jenny Leon directing and Emily Marshall serving as musical director. Shoshana Feinstein produces.
The concerts will star Carolee Carmello (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) 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, Bonnie Milligan (Gigantic) as Richard Henry Lee, as well as Amy Jo Jackson, Bre Jackson, Amanda Savan, Sharone Sayegh, and Angela Travins.
The concert will be a benefit for Running Start, which grew out of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), and financially supports young women running for office.