By Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd, & Jack Murphy
Adapted By Richard Hellesen & Mark Ramont
Directed by Jeff Calhoun
Musical Direction by Jay Crowder
Ford's Theater is developing this work as part of 'Ford's 150', a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
This epic musical features the words of Abraham Lincoln & music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. With rousing music, stirring speeches & rich, historic costumes, Freedom's Song evokes the soaring hopes & tragic losses of the real people of Civil War America. Though a series of highly theatrical vignettes, we see everyday Americans courageously confront the gritty realities of a tattered nation & a war that pitted brother against brother. Lincoln's inspirational words intermix with these stories, imagining a bloody nation once again unified & the return of a truly United States. Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies) returns to direct this lively historical opus.
Performances are Mondays through Saturdays beginning March 13 at the historic Ford's Theater in the heart of Washington, DC.