Ford's Theatre

Washington, DC

Opening: “Darling Nelly Gray”

Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC

Whitney Webster, Ric Ryder, Joe Cassidy & James Judy in Act I Opening of Reunion.

(Photo by Stan Barouh courtesy of Ford’s Theatre)

“Wasn’t That a Wide River”

Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC

Harriett D. Foy and the company.

(Photo by Stan Barouh courtesy of Ford’s Theatre)

“Wake Nicodemus”

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Harriett D. Foy and James Stovall.

(Photo by Stan Barouh courtesy of Ford’s Theatre)

Act I Finale: “Battle Cry of Freedom”

Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC

Ric Ryder, James Stovall, Joe Cassidy, Harriett D. Foy & Whitney Webster.

(Photo by Stan Barouh courtesy of Ford’s Theatre)

“Marching Through Georgia”

Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC

Ric Ryder and James Stovall.

(Photo by Stan Barouh courtesy of Ford’s Theatre)

Cover of Ford's Theatre playbill for Reunion

“A remarkable musical production. This musical deserves to travel the country the rest of this nation’s days.”

The Chicago Tribune

Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature opened at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC on March 7, 2000 and closed on June 18, 2000. It was produced by Frankie Hewitt, Producing Artistic Director and Brian J. Laczko, Managing Director, by special arrangement with Eugene Kallman.

Reviews & Press Articles

“A remarkable musical production. This musical deserves to travel the country the rest of this nation’s days.”
Chicago Tribune

Michael Kilian

“A haunting glimpse into history. Reunion resonates at Ford’s. Jack Kyrieleison’s theatrical hybrid is as intriguing as it is unusual.”
Washington Post

Nelson Pressley

“A remarkable look back at the Civil War in all its strength and glory. Perhaps the best show ever to grace the stage of Ford’s Theatre.”
WGMS Radio

Bob Davis


“The 135 years since President Lincoln’s assassination seem to melt away.”
Washington Times

Julie Hyman


“Reunion is vastly entertaining, deeply moving, and intellectually fascinating. 4 stars out of 4.”
Montgomery Journal

Roger Meersman


“This show worked on so many levels. At one point I looked over at a whole crew of high school kids and during the death of Lincoln, they were weeping—including the boys.”
PBS/WETA-TV

Robert Aubry Davis


“History comes alive at Ford’s. Reunion is an inventive and inspiring theatrical work, and seeing it is an opportunity not to be missed.”
Potomac News

Barbara Greiling

Ford’s Theatre Society, Frankie Hewitt, Producing Artistic Director; Brian J. Laczko, Managing Director; by special arrangement with Eugene Kallman presents

REUNION: A Musical Epic in Miniature

Book by Jack Kyrieleison, Story by Jack Kyrieleison and Ron Holgate, Traditional Music Arranged by Michael O’Flaherty

Starring Joe Cassidy, Harriett D. Foy, James Judy, Ric Ryder, James Stovall, Whitney Webster

Set Designer: Doug Huszti

Costume Designer: Jan Finnell

Lighting Designer: Jeff Croiter

Orchestrations: Andrew Wilder

Musical Director: Robert Lamont

Production Stage Manager: Roy Meachum

General Manager: Patricia Humphrey

Casting: Hughes/Moss, C.S.A.

Musical Staging: Karen Azenberg

Musical Director: Robert Lamont

Directed by Ron Holgate

Original New York Production by AMAS Musical Theatre; Rosetta LeNoire, Founder and Artistic Director; Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director

Originally produced as Battle Cry of Freedom for The Goodspeed Opera House by Michael P. Price, Executive Producer. Subsequently produced in New York City by AMAS Musical Theatre, Rosetta LeNoire, Artistic Director; Donna Trinkoff, Producing Director; and Off-Broadway by Eugene Kallman.

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