Birth of a Musical: LIBERTY SMITH


Script Magazine’s publisher (also co-founder and CEO of Final Draft, Inc.) Marc Madnick, co-wrote the book for Liberty Smith, a new musical that recently had its world premiere at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. Liberty Smith is described as a “madcap musical romp through Revolutionary America.” The musical weaves its way through familiar tales of the birth of the United States, featuring historical figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Revere. Liberty Smith “recalls the lush heyday of the American musical.”

Liberty Smith, with music by Michael Weiner; lyrics by Adam Abraham; book by Marc Madnick, Eric R. Cohen and Adam Abraham; based on an original story by Marc Madnick and Eric R. Cohen; choreographed by Denis Jones; and directed by Matt August; runs March 23-May 21, 2011 at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.

Check out the videos below. The first is a trailer for the show. The second is an interview with the creative team – Marc Madnick, Eric R. Cohen, Michael Weiner and Adam Abraham. The third video is an inside look at the rehearsal process with Liberty Smith‘s director, Matt August.

For information and tickets, visit the Ford’s Theatre website.

One thought on “Birth of a Musical: LIBERTY SMITH

  1. Nanette Baird

    I was both intrigued to want to see this musical as well as inspired by the literary and musical talents that mastered the craft! I really would love to experience all the energy that is both on stage but also behind the curtains. Sounds like the creators nailed it! Awesome guys!

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