Playwright Richard Hellesen, co-adapter of Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, recently sat down with us to discuss what it was like to develop a new script for the Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy musical.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, Ford’s Theatre has reunited an extraordinary collection of artifacts that were in the Theatre on the night of his assassination. Lincoln’s cufflink returns to Tenth Street with a fascinating story of its own, which begins after the tragedy of Lincoln’s assassination.
The year 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, and to commemorate Ford’s Theatre is holding special events for the entirety of those two days—36 hours straight—in honor of Lincoln’s legacy. We spoke with Patrick to get more insight on what to expect and why President Lincoln is still relevant today.
Lincoln was seemingly a natural born leader. With his ability to command a room, give a powerful speech and negotiate, he is regarded as one of the best presidents in American history. As a leader, Lincoln was determined to hold together a nation that was falling apart at the seams.
Most people associate Ford’s Theatre with the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, but the book Images of America: Ford’s Theatre highlights the site’s lengthy history, including the many tragedies it has seen.
Abraham Lincoln‘s words and philosophies have manifested themselves throughout our programming for Ford’s 150. In past Ford’s seasons, actors have tackled the role of Abe himself.In this post, actors share their experiences embodying the beloved president.