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Sherman Edwards

 
Sherman Edwards Headshot
Date of Birth: April 03, 1919
Date of Death: March 30, 1981 (61)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
 

Writing

Source Material
Composer
Lyricist

 
Writing
Source Material
Composer
Lyricist

Sherman Edwards Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1969 - Best Musical Gold Star
Sherman Edwards, 1776
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1969 - Best Composer/Lyricist Gold Star
Sherman Edwards, 1776

Sherman Edwards News

World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Cent Photo World Premiere of A TRANSPARENT MUSICAL, 1776 National Tour & More Announced for Center Theatre Group 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 

A.R.T. Announces 1776-Related Programming Photo A.R.T. Announces 1776-Related Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today additional programming associated with its upcoming production of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus.

Roundabout Underground's EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Opens Tomorrow Photo Roundabout Underground's EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by Dave Harris Opens Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris (2022 Outer Critics Circle awards nominee, Tambo & Bones), directed by Roundabout Resident Director Miranda Haymon which opens tomorrow, May 18.

BIRTHDAY CANDLES Starring Debra Messing Begins Final Two Weeks on Broadway Photo BIRTHDAY CANDLES Starring Debra Messing Begins Final Two Weeks on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the New York premiere of Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle, starring Emmy Award winner Debra Messing, directed by Vivienne Benesch on Sunday, May 29.

Photos: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T. Photo Photos: First Look Inside Rehearsal For Broadway-Bound 1776 at A.R.T.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2022

The A.R.T./Roundabout Theatre Company revival of 1776 begins at A.R.T. on Tuesday, May 17 and plays through Sunday, July 24. Following its premiere at A.R.T., 1776 will begin performances in September 2022 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre in New York City before embarking on a 16-city national tour in February 2023.

Roundabout's ...WHAT THE END WILL BE by Mansa Ra Begins Previews Tomorrow Photo Roundabout's ...WHAT THE END WILL BE by Mansa Ra Begins Previews Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of …what the end will be by Mansa Ra, directed by Margot Bordelon.

Roundabout Underground's World Premiere of EXCEPTION TO THE RULE Begins Previews Tomo Photo Roundabout Underground's World Premiere of EXCEPTION TO THE RULE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the Roundabout Underground world premiere of Exception to the Rule by Dave Harris (2022 Outer Critics Circle awards nominee, Tambo & Bones), directed by Roundabout Resident Director Miranda Haymon.

Photos: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's 1776 Photo Photos: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's 1776
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 22, 2022

The musical 1776 finds John Adams attempting to cajole and bully his fellow members of the Continental Congress to create and sign the Declaration of Independence and vote for a separation from English tyranny. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of this newfound freedom? 1776 The musical, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, premiered on Broadway in 1969 and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In 1972, it was also made into a film adaptation. This Tony award winning musical will feature the efforts of 30 talented actors from the greater Columbus area, including well known and long-standing member of the Columbus theatre community, Bill Goldsmith playing the part of John Adams. Performances run April 22nd thru May 1st, 2022 at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center St, Hilliard, OH, 43026. For more information or to get tickets, visit: https://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/theatre/

YOU WILL GET SICK, PRIMARY TRUST & COVENANT World Premieres Added to Roundabout 2022- Photo YOU WILL GET SICK, PRIMARY TRUST & COVENANT World Premieres Added to Roundabout 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced production plans for its 2022-2023 theatrical season, including the Off-Broadway plays for The Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre and full programming Off-Broadway for the Black Box Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre.

Photos: 1776's Scott Pask & Emilio Sosa Share Their Designs With the Company Photo Photos: 1776's Scott Pask & Emilio Sosa Share Their Designs With the Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2022

Scenic Designer Scott Pask and Costume Designer Emilio Sosa visited the 1776 rehearsal to share their designs with the company.

Sherman Edwards Videos

VIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED VideoVIDEO: Goodspeed Musicals Talks 1776 on New Episode of GREATSPEED
by Stage Tube - Feb 12, 2021

Goodspeed Musicals has released its latest episode of the Greatspeed series, centered around 1776. This episode features two of the stars of Goodspeed's 2007 production of 1776, Ronn Carroll (Benjamin Franklin) and Peter A. Carey (John Adams), who will relive their favorite memories and share some clips from the show. Originally aired on April 28, 2020.

Broadway Rewind: Celebrate Independence Day with Scenes from Encores! 1776 VideoBroadway Rewind: Celebrate Independence Day with Scenes from Encores! 1776
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2016, when Encores! Off Center presented Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, starring Santino Fontana, John Larroquette, John Behlmann, Christianne Noll, Nikki Renée Daniels, and Bryce Pinkham.

BWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence VideoBWW Review: 1776 at The Muny Shows Scuffles and Snags to Independence
by Tanya Seale - Jul 1, 2019

Three-time Tony Award-winning 1776 with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone is based on the events in Philadelphia leading up to the creation of the United States of America's Declaration of Independence, by making real people of historical giants like John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. It is with drama and comedy that this dialogue-heavy musical invites us to enter the chamber of the Second Continental Congress and sit for a while with our country's forefathers as they struggle to figure out how to give birth to a new...

VIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look at 1776 at The Muny!
by Alan Henry - Jun 28, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of 1776, the third show of its second century - not on stage through July 3. Check out the video!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/14/16- 1776
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2016

Today in 1997, the first Broadway revival of 1776 opened at Criterion Center Stage Right, where it ran for 333 performances. 1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It focuses on, and partly fictionalizes, the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical was made into a film of the same name in 1972.

BWW TV: It's Hi-Diddle Diddle with the Cast of Encores! 1776- Watch Performance Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld brings you performance highlights below!

BWW TV: Meet the Founding Fathers and Find Out What Encores! 1776 is All About!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the cast today, where they treated us to a sneak peek of 'Till Then' (performed by Santino Fontana and Christiane Noll) and 'Sit Down, John'. Check out the numbers and meet the cast and creative team below!

BWW TV: Watch Santino Fontana and the Star-Studded Company of 1776 Get Revolutionary in the Rehearsal Room!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld was in the rehearsal room with the cast today, where they treated us to a sneak peek of 'Till Then' (performed by Santino Fontana and Christiane Noll) and 'Sit Down, John'.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/16/16- 1776
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2016

Today in 1969, 1776 opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 1217 performances. 1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It focuses on, and partly fictionalizes, the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical was made into a film of the same name in 1972 and was revived on Broadway in 1997.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. The 1940 musical is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below!


Sherman Edwards Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Sherman Edwards written?
Sherman Edwards has written 1 shows including 1776 (Source Material).

What awards has Sherman Edwards been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for 1776 and Best Composer/Lyricist (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 1776 .

What awards has Sherman Edwards won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for 1776and Best Composer/Lyricist (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for 1776.