Mural Celebrates New Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Production 1776
Denver Center for the Performing Arts presented American Repertory Theater at Harvard University/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, 1776, at The Buell Theatre March 21-April 2. In celebration, We Are the People, a 20’ x 9’ mural displayed at the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel – a DCPA restaurant and hotel partner. The mural, created by young Boston artists, was designed from conversation with members of the cast as part of A.R.T.’s education program, We Declare. 1776 includes a glorious multiracial cast of female, transgender, and nonbinary actors portray the fiery founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the first time around.
We Are the People Artistic Statement:
The colorful silhouettes are the teens of Artists For Humanity both past and present. These silhouettes represent a dialogue; both internal, external, and overlapping; the figures being just as colorful as the current timeline; the numbers represent a time morally black and white, but really, it’s a gradient because if the time were concrete in statements, we couldn’t have made the progress we did today.
MAKING OF THE ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY MURAL VIDEO
What will it take to get two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences, while they hold the very future of a nation in their hands? American Repertory Theater at Harvard University/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the Tony Award- winning Best Musical, 1776, catapults to blazing new life in a thrillingly new production from directors Jeffrey L. Page (Violet) and Diane Paulus (Waitress). New York Magazine/Vulture says, “it’s an absolute blast!” Suddenly, the songs, humor, and passion of this musical masterpiece soar as never before. A glorious cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity portrays the fiery founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the first time around — and the result is an epic show of passion, debate, and roof-raising musical fireworks. Experience “a 1776 worth celebrating!” (Variety) “It pulsates with energy and snaps with attitude.” You may never think about our country —who we are and why — the same way again. Tickets for the Denver engagement are on sale now at denvercenter.org.
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel
The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel is a proud partner of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is located within walking distance of the Arts Complex. The Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel is a great location for dinner prior to the show at Range that includes complimentary valet or an overnight stay. The hotel is the former Colorado National Bank building, the Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center is housed in one of Colorado’s most gorgeous and historic buildings, with a lobby that The Denver Post coined “the most beautiful room in Denver.” Imbued with a series of 16 murals from the iconic western muralist Allen Tupper True, the property showcases historic elements from the building’s original early 20th-century construction, juxtaposed with the accommodations, amenities, and comforts of a modern luxury hotel. The restaurant, Range, is an original concept restaurant and bar, serving local cuisine inspired by the Rocky Mountain West.
THE DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive plays. In its 2021/22 season, the DCPA engaged with more than 703,000 visitors, generating a $203 million economic impact. Follow the DCPA on social media @DenverCenter and through the Denver Center for the Performing Arts NewsCenter. DCPA Broadway is sponsored by UCHealth. Media sponsorship is provided by CBS4 and The Denver Post. The DCPA is supported in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).