In October 2016, Jody portrayed John Dickinson in Virginia Repertory Theatre’s production of 1776, a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. He first portrayed Dickinson at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in San Diego, CA to critical and popular acclaim.
The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.
It premiered on Broadway in 1969, earning warm reviews, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1972 it was made into a film adaptation. It was revived on Broadway in 1997.
Legends and Lies
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10th Time's the Charm
Jody will appear in Season 3 of Legends and Lies--The Civil War. This 10-part series profiles notable figures in American history through re-enactments, interviews with descendants and historians, and archival photographs, shedding new light on these figures and their stories.
With the knowledge of leading experts to paint a new picture of the figures who now fill our history books, Legends and Lies separates fact from fiction and paints all-too-real portraits of the men and women who defined the course of a nation. From Abraham Lincoln to Ulysses S. Grant, from John Wilkes Booth to Stonewall Jackson, experience the personal triumphs and failures of these individuals as they transform a country into a battlefield, and in turn define the United States of America.
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