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1776 - 2007 - East Haddam, CT (Regional)

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.


Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
On the episode, hosts Bobby and Kristina break down the creative journey of 'Dear World' beginning as an early career passion project for composer Jerry Herman, to its troubled road to Broadway that saw a revolving door of directors, choreographers, and material written for the show.
by Team BWW - May 15, 2021
The sun will come out tomorrow. That's because after over a year of waiting, New York officials have at last spread word that Broadway will indeed soon be back. Which shows will return when? BroadwayWorld has gathered all of the latest news on the return of live theatre. Check back regularly for updates!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2021
With increased optimism about a return to the stage this fall, Theatre Under The Stars announced updates to its 2021/22 Season today, as well as an official on-sale date for all upcoming musicals.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced production plans for the 2021-2022 theatrical season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and the Museum of the American Revolution announced today the co-presentation of the next event in A.R.T’s Civically Speaking series, Deborah Sampson Unveiled: A Virtual Conversation, to be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:30PM ET.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2021
With Women in Theatre Through the Decades, we will be highlighting the vital role that women have played in theatre history, showcasing those who paved the way and who continue to make history today. This week, we are highlighting the accomplishments of women in theatre throughout the 1960s and the 1970s!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Vineyard Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, and Irish Repertory Theatre in association with Jeff Berger, have announced John Cullum: An Accidental Star, which will premiere April 8 and will be available for streaming on demand through April 22. Two live watch party events will take place April 8 at 7:00 pm EDT and April 17 at 2:00 pm EDT.  
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
In celebration of THE SOUND OF MUSIC 56th Film Anniversary, Isaac Sutton presents a special video duet performance of “Climb Every Mountain” with Broadway Star Carrie St. Louis (Wicked, Kinky Boots, Rock of Ages).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
A second performance has been added for A Natural State of Mind: From New York to Arkansas on Saturday, April 17 at Walton Arts Center. Tickets for the new 2 pm matinee are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
Actor-director David Edwards, host of the weekly 'Beyond the Green Room' discussion series on all things theatrical, welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou on Sunday, March 21 at 1 PM ET.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2021
A.R.T. has announced March and April Programming. Learn more about all events, purchase tickets, and register for free events including The Lunch Room, Civically Speaking, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
On this day in 1969, American history came to life on Broadway with the original production of 1776.
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 16, 2021
Un 16 de marzo de 1969, el 46th Street Theatre, ahora conocido como Richard Rodgers, 1776 se estrenaba por primera vez en Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
American Repertory Theater has announced today the Steering Committee members of Creating Equal. Committee members include Janice Amaya (they/them); Erin Genia (she/her); Elizabeth James-Perry (she/her); Timothy Patrick McCarthy (he/him); Brisa Areli Muñoz (she/her); Brenna Nicely (she/they); Alessandra Panares (she/her); Moe Pope (he/him) & more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2021
LeCroy and Riddle most recently performed together on Broadway as Christine Daaé and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Riddle also originated the roles of Hans in Disney's Frozen and Young Anton in The Visit on Broadway. LeCroy is set to join the company of the much-anticipated Broadway revival of 1776 as both Martha Jefferson and Dr. Lyman Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
Hope is on the horizon! With the acceleration of vaccine distribution and a new timetable to begin reopening NYC, some of the first re-openings have recently been announced. We've rounded up all of the latest news on the current state of Broadway for March 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021
Jude Knight has been acknowledged with the 2021 American Association of Community Theatre Robert E. Gard Superior Volunteer Award as a representative of Theatre Memphis. The honor is bestowed to “volunteers over 65 who have faithfully served community theatre for over 25 years.”
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2021
Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be teaching her Song/Monologue Master Class online, with T. Schreiber Studio enabling actors and singers the opportunity to work with her from anywhere in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2021
On Friday January 22, 2021, at 7:30 PM ET (GMT-5), HAP, LLC travels to 18th Century England and the creation of a theatrical empire with Mrs. Baker, Governess General of Kentish Theatre, a living history performance, featuring Actor and Historical Interpreter Kate Mechedou as British Theatre Impresario, Sarah Baker.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Temple Theatre, in Sanford, NC, will present Can't Help Falling in Love: A Valentine Cabaret, an evening of music and dance celebrating many types of love, friendship, camaraderie, community, coming together, young love, and romance. Bring your special Valentine, friends and family to enjoy an evening of music about life and all forms of love.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2021
This Wednesday, Broadway's own Oneika Phillips will be lighting up your Zoom with her 'Soca Dance Movement' Workshop. The class will combine fun, Caribbean inspired movement with the pulsating sounds of Soca music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact performing arts organizations across the country, Theatre Under The Stars announces one more shift to its upcoming season. The North American tour of Broadway’s Come From Away, which was scheduled for performances at the Hobby Center in May, will now move to the Spring of 2022.
by Team BWW - Jan 19, 2021
Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer, Santino Fontana, and Christy Altomare are the latest Broadway stars to join Stephanie J. Block, Sebastian Arcelus, and Jessica Vosk on The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Casa Mañana’s Reid Cabaret Theatre and Frank Kent Cadillac will present Bennett & Babs: The Songs of Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand February 9-14, 2021. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW Staff - Jan 14, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Rockland / Westchester Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2021
It's no secret that the state of the world has had a major impact on the theatre industry over the past year. Broadway, which usually brings in $14 billion to New York City's yearly revenue, has been shuttered since last March, leaving the futures of many artists and shows in limbo. While many of those productions move forward with plans to reopen when Broadway officially returns, some have already announced that they will not open again.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
'An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre'', a one night virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors' Fund, will stream live on Broadway on Demand on Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm and be available for 4 days following the live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
We've rounded up all of the latest news on the current state of Broadway for February 2021. Which shows are returning and which are not? What's the status of the Tony Awards? Check out what's new!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2021
Today, DPAC announced new dates for each of the eleven rescheduled and new hit Broadway shows set to take the stage as part of the Truist Broadway at DPAC series.  DPAC, along with Broadway tour producers, agents, and the Booking Team have been working non-stop to bring Broadway’s biggest national tours back to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
Today (February 22) in live streaming: Santino Fontana sings with Seth Rudetsky, Patrick Page takes on Shakespeare's villains, and more!
by Team BWW - Feb 22, 2021
Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 21, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with Tony winner Santino Fontana who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, February 21 (8pm) and Monday, February 22 (3pm).
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2021
Santino Fontana joins Seth Rudetsky for a very special concert, which premiered on Sunday, February 21 (8pm). The concert re-airs today, Monday, February 22 (3pm).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 20-21, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021
LLT will continue its “60th Sensational Season” with the Mississippi classic “WHY I LIVE AT THE P.O.” It runs over two weekends for six performances.  Evenings are February 26-27 & March 5-6 at 730pm, and on Sundays, February 28 and March 7, the matinees are at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
An exciting line-up of Broadway hits making their Charlotte debuts and returning fan favorites including Hamilton and Wicked will be center stage when Blumenthal Performing Arts relaunches its PNC Broadway Lights and Equitable Bravo series this fall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
On this episode of “THEATER: All the Moving Parts”, host Patrick Pacheco welcomes Rick Elice, one of Broadway's top musical book writers. The show premieres Friday, February 19th at 9:30PM on CUNY TV and streams at THEATER: All the Moving Parts starting February 22nd.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Between the election and the inauguration, politics has very much been in the foreground this past year, and this Presidents' Day, we're celebrating in song! BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages.
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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
Four Broadway tours previously scheduled for Fall 2021 will be postponed — My Fair Lady, 1776, Mean Girls and Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations. DCPA Broadway anticipates reopening in The Buell Theatre with Disney’s The Lion King in December followed by Hamilton in February 2022.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
After a forced Covid year break from performing live on stage, International theater and concert star Isaac Sutton returns to the Israeli stages with 'Tonight A Musical'.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
Today, Broadway San Jose announced the updated season lineup that will make up the company’s upcoming season. The season opens with HAMILTON (October 12–31, 2021), followed by the all-new touring production of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical, HAIRSPRAY (November 23–28, 2021) (replacing the previously-announced Anastasia).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2021
Hope is on the horizon! With the acceleration of vaccine distribution and a new timetable to begin reopening NYC, some of the first re-openings have recently been announced. We've rounded up all of the latest news on the current state of Broadway for April 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021
Celebration Theatre Company makes its Orlando Fringe debut with an original musical by the up and coming playwright, Andrew Barret Cox. HEXED: A Femme Rock Musical will take the stage for its first performance on May 19.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Funny Girl, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Camelot, 1776, Oliver!, She Loves Me, The Fantasticks, Sweet Charity, Mame, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
Do you want to work with one of the greatest storytellers in the theatre from anywhere in the world? Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering her Song/Monologue Master Class ONLINE, at the T. Schreiber Studio. Betty will share her own unique spiritual philosophy and meditation techniques to help actors and singers not only connect passionately and truthfully to their material, but understand how to bring that connection to each and every audience member.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
Center Theatre Group announced today that the 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre will begin November 30, 2021, three months later than it was most recently scheduled and 20 months after the theatre closed in March of 2020.
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2021
The first time I saw John Cullum live on stage his fingers were clutched to a window frame of designer Robin Wagner's art deco luxury liner, playing the maniacally flamboyant theatre producer Oscar Jaffe attempting to board a moving train in his Tony-winning turn in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.