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Photo Flash: First Look at Brandon Dahlquist, Andrew Boyer, Bernie Yvon and More in A.C.T.'s 1776

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) kicks off its 2013-14 season with passionate (and patriotic) fireworks with the West Coast premiere of Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati's triumphant new staging of the musical 1776. A.C.T.'s production of 1776 runs September 11-October 6, 2013, at The Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Tickets starting at $20, and are on sale now and may be purchased online at or by calling 415.749.2228. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below!

The cast of 1776 features 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).

Music and lyrics for 1776 are by Sherman Edwards and the book is by Peter Stone. The creative team for A.C.T.'s production of 1776 includes Frank Galati (director), Peter Amster (choreography), Michael Rice (music director), Russell Metheny (scenic design), Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), Paul Miller (lighting design), and Kevin Kennedy(sound design).

A.C.T.'s production of 1776 is made possible by executive producers Rusty and Patti Rueff; producers Bruce Cozadd and Sharon Hoffman, David Steele, andSusan Van Wagner; and associate producers Paul Angelo and Andrew Dahlkemper.

Photo Credit: Juan Davila

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