Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

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This epic musical features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. With rousing music, stirring speeches and historic costumes, Freedom’s Song evokes the soaring hopes and tragic losses of the real people of Civil War America. Through a series of highly theatrical vignettes, we see everyday Americans courageously confront the gritty realities of a tattered nation and a war that pitted brother against brother. Lincoln’s inspirational words intermix with these stories, imagining a bloody nation once again unified and the return of a truly United States. Jeff Calhoun (Broadway’s Newsies) returns to direct this lively historical opus.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
90 minutes


Union and Confederate Solider
Union Private's Wife
Union and Confederate Soldier
Slave/Fugitive's Wife/Housekeeper
Union and Confederate Soldier
Union and Confederate Soldier
Union Private
Union and Confederate Soldier
Confederate Private's Wife/Nurse
Confederate Captain
Confederate Sergeant
Confederate Private
Union Captain

Creative Team

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Adapted From
"The Civil War"