Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby to Helm 54 SINGS 1776
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Devin Ilaw, Dorcas Leung, and Charlotte Maltby in 54 Sings 1776 on July 3 and July 4, 2018. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fifth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below. Showcase your patriotism with some of stage's brightest stars singing numbers such as "Sit Down, John," "He Plays The Violin," "Molasses To Rum," and more, as we celebrate the great sacrifices our friends, family, and founding fathers have made to shape our nation.
Feinstein's/54 Below is delighted to wave the American flag proudly at this most beloved Broadway score as some of New York's most exciting voices proffer these uniquely American tunes. Join Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Martha Jefferson, and John Adams as they descend upon the stage for what promises to be the perfect theatrical fit for the Fourth of July.
The cast for both nights includes Devin Ilaw (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables) as John Adams, Dorcas Leung (Hamilton National Tour, Miss Saigon) as Abigail Adams, Charlotte Maltby (The Sound of Music National Tour) as Edward Rutledge, Allison Bailey (Wicked National Tour, 54 Sings Heathers) as Martha Jefferson, Hassan Nazari-Robati (Beauty and the Beast National Tour) as Benjamin Franklin, Sandra Okuboyejo (Ragtime) as The Courier, Noah Plomgren (Finding Neverland National Tour, Hair National Tour) as Thomas Jefferson, James Seol (KPOP - Lucille Lortel Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical) as Richard Henry Lee, and Darius Wright (Pretty Woman, A Bronx Tale) as John Dickinson. In the ensemble, Adam Flynn Emery (Os Ensemble, Camille Claudele), Jordan Jacobs (CityRep's Peter and the Starcatcher), and Chris Murphy (54 Sings Heathers, Naked Boys Singing!) complete casting.
The concert's 2017 creative team reunites for this production's fifth installment. Geraldine Anello (Finian's Rainbow at the Irish Repertory Theatre) provides musical direction. Matt Redmond (Mamma Mia! and Aida at The MUNY) directs. Amy Sapp (54 Sings Heathers, Late Night Programming) produces.
Redmond shares, "It was important to assemble a cast of incredibly different people to tell the story in a way that still makes sense. Having females sing 'Molasses to Rum' and 'Mama Look Sharp' gives us a completely new outlook into these lyrics and helps us view these characters in new lights."
Adds Sapp, "There's no better time than the present to see a production of 1776. We hope our concert staging sparks joy in audiences while also creating a place for deeper conversations this Fourth of July."
54 Sings 1776 plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on July 3 and July 4 at 7:00 and 9:30 each night. There is a $30-$45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is the performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein's/54 Below "has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs." Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins
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