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In the clip below, Jesse Tyler Ferguson discusses the impact Theaterworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for family audiences, has had on his career.

As BroadwayWorld recently reported, Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond served as Opening Night Co-Chairs for its 22nd Annual Free Summer Theatre Program, featuring the world premiere of the new musical WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! on July 14.

Rock out with America's original "boy band" - The Founding Fathers! Join George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin as they trade in their powdered wigs for power chords to help an ambitious teen.

On a quest to win her school election, Dawn cares more about padding her college applications than making her school a better place. With the help of these Fab Four, she discovers that "We the People" have the power to raise a patriotic ruckus and make a difference!
Jon Stewart meets the Jonas Brothers in the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS!, a hip new musical for the whole family.

Directed by Gordon Greenberg (Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well...) and choreographed by Michele Lynch (Everyday Rapture), WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! features a book by Joe Iconis (Bloodsong of Love) and songs from Brad Alexander and Kevin Del Aguila; Sam Forman and Eli Bolin; Joe Iconis; Tommy Newman; Ryan Scott Oliver; Adam Overett; and Erik Weiner, Mark Weiner and Jordan Allen-Dutton.

WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! features F. Michael Haynie as John Adams, Abe Goldfarb as Benjamin Franklin, Jamie LaVerdiere as Thomas Jefferson, Colin McAdoo as George Washington and Badia Farha as Dawn. Justin Flagg and Brittany N. Williams are the understudies.
The production features scenic design by Adam Koch, costume design by Lora LaVon, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Michael Eisenberg, music direction by J. Oconer Navarro and orchestrations by Greg Pliska.

Launched in 1989, the mission of Theatreworks USA's Free Summer Theatre Program is to provide New York City youth with their own free theatre tradition that not only entertains, but also educates and fosters positive values and an appreciation for theatre. More than 20,000 FREE tickets will be distributed to WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! this summer.

Tickets for WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! are FREE and available on a first-come, first-served basis in-person at the Lucille Lortel Theatre Box Office (121 Christopher St.) on the day of the performance, one hour prior to curtain time. There is a limit of four (4) tickets per adult.
WE THE PEOPLE: AMERICA ROCKS! is a 60-minute, one-act musical, recommended for children ages eight (8) and up. The performance schedule is as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday - 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday - 2 p.m.

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