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Based on a conception of Sherman Edwards

The Tony Award winning musical 1776 is based on the events leading up to the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams, disliked by many in Congress, joins Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson to bring forward a resolution for independence that will eventually set America free from England's tyranny. Powerful performances by a cast of 25, and an impeccably crafted script make 1776 as relevant today as it was when first written. 1776 delivers a riveting evening of theatre filled with history, humor, heart and romance.



54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Here's the Scoop - Americans REALLY Love Ice Cream
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

People living in the United States indulge in ice cream more than any nation in the world, averaging a whopping 48 pints per person, per year. Ninety-eight percent of all U.S. households purchase ice cream, with more sold on Sunday than any other day of the week. Eighty-seven percent have ice cream in their freezer at any given time. (more...)

VIDEO: Taylor Mac Performs 'Amazing Grace' in the Streets of San Francisco; Tickets for Curran Run on Sale Next Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Curran and Stanford Live at Stanford University, in association with Magic Theatre and Pomegranate Arts, announced today tickets for Taylor Mac's groundbreaking performance art concert A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC, will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 4th at 10:00am PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Redmond Directs 54 SINGS 1776
by Christopher Castanho - Jun 29, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents '54 Sings 1776' on July 3 and July 4, 2017. The Fourth of July meets Broadway in the fourth annual concert staging of the beloved musical, 1776, at Feinstein's/54 Below.   Featuring Broadway stars like Carrie St. Louis (Wicked/Rock of Ages) and Kyle Scatliffe (Les Miserables/The Color Purple) you're sure to feel patriotic watching this beautifully staged concert. (more...)

ALADDIN and THE KING AND I Celebrate Independence Day with 1776 Half-Price Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Disney's ALADDIN and the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program today, June 28, beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 9, 2017. (more...)

Landless Theatre Company Strikes Back this Weekend with 1776
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This weekend only, join Landless Theatre at Frederick's Weinberg Center for something a little different. (more...)

PAMTA Honors the Best of 2017 Portland Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Portland Area Musical Theatre Awards have announced this year's nominations! See the full list below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fulton Theatre Seizes the Day with Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

Jim Schubin, Tyler Jones, Richard R. Henry and Tina Fabrique to Seize the Day in NEWSIES at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the Nutmeg Summer Series: Newsies with Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

54 SINGS 1776 Offering $17.76 Ticket Deal This Fourth of July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carrie St. Louis and Kyle Scatliffe in "54 Sings 1776" on July 3 and July 4, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second production in their 46th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the fabulous and flamboyant musical La Cage Aux Folles, which boasts a book by Harvey Fierstein based on the play by Jean Poiret, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning 1776 Comes to Lake Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is thrilled to announce the Lake Country premiere production of 1776, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. 1776 is directed by past LCP Board Member Rebecca Schilling, with music direction by LCP favorite Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

BWW TV: Actors Fund of Los Angeles Raises $225K at 21st Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party!
by Michael Sterling - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Betty Buckley (Broadway's "Cats," "Sunset Boulevard," "The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, "Song & Dance, "Pippin," "1776," "Triumph Of Love" and "Carrie"; M. Night Shyamalan's "Split"; and TV's "Eight Is Enough") was honored with the Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement on Sunday, June 11 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 19, 2017

McCAMUS IS BRILLIANT AS KING GEORGE III Mental illness in the 18h Century, aka madness, was as in some respects as poorly understood and accepted then as it is today. Being a monarch would imply that the best care would be at your disposal, but when the malady is unknown, even King George III of England suffered with the illness and often moreso with the treatment. Alan Bennett's 1991 play THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III is being given a lavishly detailed production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. George may be best known as the monarch who lost control of the American colonies in 1776, but he was dealt a worse fate, suffering from Acute Intermittent Porphyria. This disease, which was uncharted at the time, caused periods of confusion, psychosis with unintelligible speech, horrible abdominal pain and itchiness. His production of a blue colored urine was the first medical sign that something was amiss with the King. (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's MAN OF LA MANCHA At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Rhinebeck Theatre Society Brings COPENHAGEN to Bridge Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

If you've never seen Copenhagen, it's hard to imagine that a play in which three dead people discuss atomic physics could be electrifying and intensely emotional. Yet this riveting drama, full of crackle and vitality, delivers a literary and theatrical punch that stays with you long after the curtain has fallen. (more...)

FENCES Comes to Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce its upcoming production of August Wilson's Fences, the award-winning American drama, directed by Tony Simotes, which will take the Harriett stage August 4 as the ninth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Breaks Down the Booze with Riff-Master Natalie Weiss
by Broadwaysted - Jul 6, 2017

Sit Down, John! It's the 4th of July and we're celebrating the birth of our nation with the riff-tacular beltress, Natalie Weiss! This week we're pouring out booze with seltzer and a 'varietal' of limes while Natalie tells us about her guilty pleasure TV show, her love of BRIGHT STAR, and the way she surprised her Mother with a message from Hugh Jackman. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Perform from New Album STORY SONGS at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced the concert series Music Mondays begins on Monday, July 10 at 8 pm. The first performer is Tony Award-winning Betty Buckley, best known for her work in Broadway's Cats and Sunset Boulevard. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Okieriete Onaodowan, Kate Baldwin and More to Perform in 'New Writers At 54!' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

New Writers At 54! is a summer series at Feinstein's/54 Below showcasing exciting work by today's hottest emerging voices, curated by Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. (more...)

New 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet Cinema Season Announced; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

For the fourth consecutive season, the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet lights up cinema screens nationwide with a bold lineup of newly-staged ballet classics, as part of the 2017-18 Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema Series. Featuring eight performances on select Sundays from October 2017 to June 2018, audiences can experience the Bolshoi Ballet at its finest, with stunning ballets captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia, from the comfort of their local cinema. (more...)

Free Staged Readings of 1776 and CRY-BABY Come to OCP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Two upcoming staged readings will be held at the Omaha Community Playhouse as part of the 2017-2018 Alternative Programming series. 1776 will be held on Monday, July 17 and Cry-Baby will be held on Monday, July 31, both at 7:30 p.m. in OCP's Howard Drew Theatre. The showings are free and open to the public with the opportunity for donation. No tickets or reservations are necessary. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 5th, 2017 - Starry 'BULLETS' at Ogunquit and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 5, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, starting tonight in Maine! (more...)

A Musical History Lesson: America 101
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Return to Joe's Pub with STORY SONGS #2 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will return to Joe's Pub at The Public with Story Songs #2 - a new collection of music - on the heels of her nationally-acclaimed album, Story Songs, from October 12-15.  (more...)

Carnegie Theatre Series to Open with THE FULL MONTY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Carnegie is preparing to 'bare it all' with the 2017-18 Theatre Series opener, THE FULL MONTY, running weekends, August 12-27, 2017. (more...)

EVITA's Dee Roscioli to Return to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli returns to Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival for one night only in concert on July 31 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans, including Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, director Seth Skylar-Heyn and set and projection designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes the Incomparable Julia Murney
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 24, 2017

On Monday, July 24, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Julia Murney. Murney discusses growing up in New York City where she attended La Guardia High school during the year and the famed Stagedoor Manor during the summer. (more...)

Dana Smith-Croll, George E. Salazar and Marilyn Sokol to Star in RAGING SKILLET at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

TheaterWorks announced final casting today for RAGING SKILLET by Jacques Lamarre the 5th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season. (more...)

Jiehae Park, Lauren Yee, Emily Morse, Abigail Katz and More Among Judges for Samuel French's 42nd Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Samuel French has assembled a distinguished judging panel including playwrights Jiehae Park, James Hindman, Lauren Yee and Rachel Bonds; Artistic Directors Andrew Leynse (Primary Stages), Jonathan Silverstein (Keen Company), Susan Westfall (City Theatre, Miami), Emily Morse (New Dramatists) and Ciera Iverson (National Alliance of Musical Theatres); and industry professionals John Clinton Eisner (The Lark), Michael Walkup (Page 73), Abigail Katz (Atlantic Theater Company). (more...)

Styne & Merrill's SUGAR to Return to NYC This September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

On Tuesday, September 5th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, and Peter Stone's Tony nominated musical SUGAR. (more...)

BWW Interview: For the Creators of The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts' World Premiere Musical, THE KIDS' TABLE isn't Such a Bad Place to Be.
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 17, 2017

When arts in education institutions produce musicals, they tend to stick with titles that everyone is likely to recognize. For the past 25 years DC's very own Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts has produced musicals that fall into this category – for example, Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar with their Musical Theatre Institute for Teens, as well as other lesser known shows like Side Show – but what other teen program has embarked on the journey of premiering a new show? None that I know of, which is why I keep on singing The Theatre Lab's praises. (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Starring Harriet Harris and Mia Dillon, Begins This Month in the Berkshires
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents celebrated playwright Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace. Filled with colorful characters and witty plot twists, this quirky comedy is one for the ages. (more...)

Molly Smith Enters 20th Anniversary Season as Artistic Director of Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

With the official opening night of the critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, Artistic Director Molly Smith enters her 20th anniversary season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA in the Round at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating will be featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. (more...)

THE AMISH PROJECT Comes to Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre is delighted to announce its upcoming production of Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, a powerful and emotional one-woman play exploring the impacts of a tragedy, presented in The Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre August 11 as the final production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 20. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Dog Days Theatre Continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY on 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training's inaugural season of Dog Days Theatre continues with DOUBLE INDEMNITY, David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright's stage adaptation of James M. Cain's titillating crime novel that inspired the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated film noir of the same name. Dog Days Theatre is a new theater project offering smart, contemporary works just light enough for the dog days of summer, featuring two plays mounted in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, using professional actors, directors and designers from the community and around the country along with the talents of the Conservatory's graduate students. Directed by FSU/Asolo Conservatory Director Greg Leaming and Jesse Jou,  DOUBLE INDEMNITY previews August 8 and 9, opens August 10 and runs through August 27.  (more...)

TITANIC THE MUSICAL Announces First Ever UK & Ireland Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Premiere Michael McKeever's FINDING MONA LISA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will cap off the 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season with the World Premiere of Finding Mona Lisa, an intriguing new play written by South Florida's prolific award-winning playwright Michael McKeever, from July 12 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, About Justice Antonin Scalia, Adds Week of Shows at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will receive an additional week of performances during its summer return engagement at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

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