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(from L) Sushma Saha, Sara Porkalob, Mehry Eslaminia, Gisela Adisa, Crystal Lucas-Perry, Elizabeth A. Davis, Becca Ayers, Brooke Simpson, and Oneika Phillips in 1776.

“1776” debuts on Valentine’s Day in Philly at the Forrest Theatre on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. This is a perfect show to premiere in Philadelphia of all places, almost 250 years after our founding fathers helped to shape this country. This incredible and unique revival has a whole new take on the best musical winning show. It especially has a new take on the Founding Fathers themselves. Described as “a glorious multiracial cast of female, transgender, and nonbinary actors portrays the fiery founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the first time around.”

Liz Mikel who plays Ben Franklin in the show, also starred as John Hancock in the Broadway cast.  She’s incredibly talented, and super sweet to talk to. Listen as Kristen speaks with Liz about the music and characters in the show, the Eagles vs. Dallas, and another topic too. The conversation takes a turn into a chat about another very familiar television role Liz played. Let’s just say she ‘smashed it”. Hint: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose.

Check out Liz Mikel as Ben Franklin in 1776 coming to Philadelphia from February 14th to February 26th at the Forrest Theatre on the Kimmel Cultural Campus. Buy tickets now at KimmelCulturalCampus.org. Follow Liz on Instagram HERE.

HERE are a few more photos from the show.

Photos from 1776 Coming to the Forrest Theatre

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