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[Off-Broadway, 2012]
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Joseph Anthony Foronda as Benjamin Franklin, Kelvin Roston Jr. as John Adams and Robe Photo

Joseph Anthony Foronda as Benjamin Franklin, Kelvin Roston Jr. as John Adams and Robert Quintanilla as Thomas Jefferson in Porchlight Revisits 1776

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11/14/2018
Pictured (left to right): Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin, Adam Elliott Davis as Tho Photo

Pictured (left to right): Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin, Adam Elliott Davis as Thomas Jefferson, and Darius Pierce as John Adams in the Tony award-winning musical 1776. Photo by Triumph Photography. Performances are September 9 - October 16, 2016 at La

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08/24/2016
Pictured (left to right): Darius Pierce as John Adams and Mark Pierce as Benjamin Fra Photo

Pictured (left to right): Darius Pierce as John Adams and Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin (Father and Son in real life) in the Tony award-winning musical 1776. Photo by Triumph Photography. Performances are September 9 - October 16, 2016 at Lakewood Thea

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08/24/2016
Pictured (left to right): Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin, Adam Elliott Davis as Tho Photo

Pictured (left to right): Mark Pierce as Benjamin Franklin, Adam Elliott Davis as Thomas Jefferson, and Darius Pierce as John Adams in the Tony award-winning musical 1776. Photo by Triumph Photography. Performances are September 9 - October 16, 2016 at La

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Benjamin Franklin News

VIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Photo VIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

The cast of 1776 appeared on Good Morning America to perform 'Sit Down, John.' The performance included Crystal Lucas-Perry as 'John Adams,' Gisela Adisa as 'Robert Livingston,' Nancy Anderson as 'George Read,' Becca Ayers as 'Col. Thomas McKean,' Carolee Carmello as 'John Dickinson, and more. Watch the video of their performance now!

1776 to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week Photo 1776 to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Week
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022

The cast of the new Broadway revival of 1776 will perform on Good Morning America. The episode will also feature interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy, who will discuss Hocus Pocus 2. 1776 is now in previews and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Morgan's Pier to Present Fall Fest on the Waterfront with Pumpkin Carving, Fall Decor Photo Morgan's Pier to Present Fall Fest on the Waterfront with Pumpkin Carving, Fall Decor, and New Menus
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

One of Philadelphia's largest and longest running fall festivals is back! Morgan's Pier Fall Fest returns to the Philadelphia waterfront from Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, October 29, 2022.

VIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams Photo VIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams in 1776
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022

Crystal Lucas-Perry has released a heartfelt, empowering music video and original song, ‚ÄúWith A Me‚ÄĚ, inspired by her journey as John Adams in the musical 1776, currently in previews on Broadway.¬†Watch here!

Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Passage Theatre Company Announces Production Of BLUES IN MY SOUL: THE LEGEND AND LEGA Photo Passage Theatre Company Announces Production Of BLUES IN MY SOUL: THE LEGEND AND LEGACY OF LONNIE JOHNSON
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2022

It's 1959. Chris, a local DJ, gets word that legendary jazz and blues musician Lonnie Johnson is working a low-wage job at a Philly hotel, forgotten. Once found, Lonnie, an early guitar hero who influenced the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, T-Bone Walker, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton, is reluctant to return to an industry that exploited and segregated his work before casting him aside.

Kristolyn Lloyd to Join the Cast of 1776 as 'John Adams' in Late October Photo Kristolyn Lloyd to Join the Cast of 1776 as 'John Adams' in Late October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022

Beginning Tuesday, October 25, Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen) will lead the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of 1776 as 'John Adams.' 1776 begins preview performances on Friday, September 16, 2022 and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Photos: 1776 Company Assembles for a Fore Fathers Family Photo Photo Photos: 1776 Company Assembles for a Fore Fathers Family Photo
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 8, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical, 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, and co-produced with the American Repertory Theater. The company just gathered for a fore fathers family photo in the rehearsal room.

Up on the Marquee: 1776 Photo Up on the Marquee: 1776
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 31, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical, 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, and co-produced with the American Repertory Theater. Check out photos of the new marquee at the American Airlines Theatre.

Jason Umidi Shares Recovery Success In New Book, JESUS + SELTZER Photo Jason Umidi Shares Recovery Success In New Book, JESUS + SELTZER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

'JESUS + SELTZER' is based on meditations Umidi has written for his recovery blog, Today's One Minute Read. Each is preceded by an inspirational quote from a famous figure, such as Henry David Thoreau, Carl Jung, Benjamin Franklin, Joan Baez, and others, followed by Umidi's explanation of how that quote is relevant to his recovery.

Benjamin Franklin Videos

VIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA VideoVIDEO: 1776 Cast Performs 'Sit Down, John' on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

The cast of 1776 appeared on Good Morning America to perform 'Sit Down, John.' The performance included Crystal Lucas-Perry as 'John Adams,' Gisela Adisa as 'Robert Livingston,' Nancy Anderson as 'George Read,' Becca Ayers as 'Col. Thomas McKean,' Carolee Carmello as 'John Dickinson, and more. Watch the video of their performance now!

VIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams VideoVIDEO: Crystal Lucas-Perry Releases 'With A Me' Inspired by Her Journey as John Adams in 1776
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022

Crystal Lucas-Perry has released a heartfelt, empowering music video and original song, ‚ÄúWith A Me‚ÄĚ, inspired by her journey as John Adams in the musical 1776, currently in previews on Broadway.¬†Watch here!

VIDEO: Mandy Patinkin Presents Benjamin Franklin Category on JEOPARDY! VideoVIDEO: Mandy Patinkin Presents Benjamin Franklin Category on JEOPARDY!
by Michael Major - Apr 5, 2022

Mandy Patinkin appeared on last night's episode of Jeopardy! to present a category based on the life of Benjamin Franklin. Patinkin voices the Benjamin Franklin in Ken Burns’s two-part, four-hour documentary based on the life of the founding father.

Exclusive: Nathan Lane on Re-Naming Himself After His GUYS & DOLLS Character on FINDI VideoExclusive: Nathan Lane on Re-Naming Himself After His GUYS & DOLLS Character on FINDING YOUR ROOTS
by Michael Major - Feb 22, 2022

In an exclusive clip from tonight's episode of Finding Your Roots on PBS, Nathan Lane discusses the process of how he decided to change his name, choosing between the first names of two of his previous roles, Benjamin Franklin in 1776 or Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls. Leslie Odom Jr. will also appear on the new episode.

VIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED VideoVIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals has released its latest episode of the Greatspeed series, centered around 1776. This episode features two of the stars of Goodspeed's 2007 production of 1776, Ronn Carroll (Benjamin Franklin) and Peter A. Carey (John Adams), who will relive their favorite memories and share some clips from the show. Originally aired on April 28, 2020.

VIDEO: Natalie Charle Ellis is Melania Trump in New Animated Christmas Music Video VideoVIDEO: Natalie Charle Ellis is Melania Trump in New Animated Christmas Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2020

Justin Anthony Long (City of Dreams) presents This F***ing Christmas Stuff, an original animated holiday tune inspired by the leaked Melania audio tapes about the 'Christmas stuff.' The video features vocals from Beetlejuice's Natalie Charle Ellis.

Blueface to Play the O2 Academy Brixton this November VideoBlueface to Play the O2 Academy Brixton this November
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 24, 2019

Today sensational rapper Blueface announces he will play the O2 Academy Brixton on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Tickets on sale at 10am on Friday 27 September at LiveNation.co.uk

BWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence VideoBWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence
by Tanya Seale - Jul 1, 2019

Three-time Tony Award-winning 1776 with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone is based on the events in Philadelphia leading up to the creation of the United States of America's Declaration of Independence, by making real people of historical giants like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. It is with drama and comedy that this dialogue-heavy musical invites us to enter the chamber of the Second Continental Congress and sit for a while with our country's forefathers as they struggle to figure out how to give birth to a new...

VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny!
by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of 1776, the third show of its second century - not on stage through July 3. Check out the video!

VIDEO: Broadway Veteran Lynnie Godfrey Performs With Children's Chorus VideoVIDEO: Broadway Veteran Lynnie Godfrey Performs With Children's Chorus
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2018

When stage and screen vet Lynnie Godfrey learned about how little music education was available in Allentown, PA, she assembled a children's chorus.