Tag Archive for: 1776

A woman stands onstage in front of Revolutionary War artwork in 1776

1776: Redefining a Moment in History

Acclaimed director Diane Paulus’ personal mantra as an artist is to always expand the boundaries of theater – or why even bother? She did that when she reimagined the classic Broadway musicals Hair, Porgy & Bess and Pippin; the films Finding Neverland and Waitress, and even Alanis Morissette’s platinum-selling album Jagged Little Pill. And she’s done […]

The cast of 1776 stands onstage as they sing

A Lifechanging Journey for Mehry Eslaminia

Hometown girl Mehry Eslaminia just made her Broadway debut in the revival of 1776. We caught up with Mehry about her journey from Cherry Hills Elementary School to Broadway, and her relationship with the DCPA. DCPA: How did you catch the acting bug? Mehry Eslaminia: My father is from Iran and my mother is from […]