"1776" , produced by ShowStoppers Productions was loaned the theatrical set from Ford's Theatre in Washington DC
"1776" is coming to Williamsburg, Virginia. With the set from the Ford's Theatre in Washington DC, The beginning of Independece comes home to Williamsburg, Home of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Richard Henry Lee.
- Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) May 28, 2012 - Produced by ShowStoppers Productions, "1776" features David B. Springstead, Sr. as Benjamin Franklin, Jeffrey Nicoloff as John Adams and Larry Shaw, Jr. as Richard Henry Lee. ShowStoppers Productions is presenting the musical "1776" this summer for seven performances at the Kimball Theatre located in Merchants Square in Colonial Williamsburg.
ShowStoppers founders Susie Butler and Jeffrey Nicoloff, along with the show's director, Ann Morrill Efimetz, recently traveled to Washington to acquire the set used for the Ford's Theatre run of "1776," which closed May 19. The set was loaded onto two large trucks by Ford's Theatre crew for transport back to Williamsburg.
The ShowStoppers production features Nicoloff as John Adams. Playing opposite him as Benjamin Franklin is David Springstead, who played the role of Franklin on the National Tour of "1776." The cast also features Colonial Williamsburg actors including Chris Hull as John Dickinson, Katharine McEnery as Martha Jefferson, Ron Carnegie as John Hancock and Sam Miller as Thomas Jefferson.
Advance ticket sales have been brisk, and the performances are expected to sell out. Show dates are June 27, 29, 30, July 1 and July 3. 1-800-HISTORY for tickets.