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1776 - 2004 - Pittsburgh, PA (Regional) Tickets, News, Info & More

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.


Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

About the Theatre
(Pittsburgh, PA)
719 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022
The stage directors receiving the fellowships, assistantships and residencies of the 2022 Drama League Directors Project: NJ Agwuna, Jean Carlo Yunén Aróstegui, Jennifer Chang, Andrew Coopman, Justin Emeka, Nadia Guevara, Emily Hartford, Susanna Jaramillo, Ibi Owolabi, Logan Gabrielle Schulman, Noam Shapiro, Jessica Natalie Smith, and Kendra Ware.
by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022
The Muny announced today that Robert Petkoff, Ta'Nika Gibson and Brandon Chu will star in the enchanting and romantic legend, Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, June 22-28, 2022. This triumphant story is directed by Matt Kunkel, choreographed by Beth Crandall, with music direction by Abdul Hamid Royal.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022
The Alliance for Downtown New York in association with En Garde Arts announced today casting for Downtown Stories: Dreams from New York´s Oldest Streets, premiering Wednesday June 8 and running through Saturday June 25, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022
American Repertory Theater has announced May programming, including 1776, Black Super Hero Magic Mama, and more!
by BWW Staff - May 2, 2022
Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Coming up in April, we've got a ton of major Broadway hits, starry new works starring Sean Hayes, great shows for children, and more!
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by - May 18, 2022
Today's top stories include the 2022 Outer Critics Circle awards, which were presented to The Lehman Trilogy and Kimberly Akimbo, among many others. Check out the full winners list below! The Chita Rivera Award nominations have also been announced, which include Sutton Foster, Hugh Jackman, and more!
by - May 17, 2022
Today's top stories include all new photos of this year's Tony Nominees! Plus, The Music Man has announced a standing room policy, check out rehearsal photos from Broadway-bound 1776, and more!
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2022
Get a first look inside the rehearsal room for the Broadway-bound production of 1776 at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.
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.
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.
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.
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022
Opera Lafayette's The Era of Marie Antoinette, Rediscovered performances have been announced in New York and Washington DC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 
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.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announces its 2022–2023 Theater Season featuring the return of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed, self-produced Broadway Center Stage series. The series will include Stephanie J. Block starring in Sunset Boulevard.
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this 'dazzling, sassy, and uplifting musical takes you from the floor of a men's shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! This joyous story, inspired by true-life events, is the ultimate fun night out. Come experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show!
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022
Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton has just announced his upcoming Haifa concert of 'TONIGHT A MUSICAL' in Israel.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
The Muny announced today that Sarah Bowden, J. Harrison Ghee, Emily Skinner, James T. Lane, Adam Heller and Ali Ewoldt will return to star in the acclaimed 2021 production of Chicago, June 13 -19, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2022
PREMIERES NYC has announced the expansion of its bi-annual commissioning series INNER VOICES with the New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant). 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today the full cast and creative team of its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced today the full cast and creative team of its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus. Go inside the first day of rehearsals!
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
The Laurie Beechman Theater invites audiences for an evening of theatre and enjoy this touching new story by Kyle Fackrell. The Art Tour follows the story of Deb and Thomas as they take their art business on a journey across the United States. Experience the joys and struggles, the laughter and tears in this new musical about how far we'll go for love and art.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2022
Tickets are available for Dallas Theater Center's annual fundraising event, Centerstage 2022, to take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre on Saturday, May 7.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Goodspeed Musicals will kick off its first full season of musicals since 2019 with the spring production of Kander and Ebb’s dazzling and daring classic, Cabaret. The Kit Kat Klub comes alive for the first time on the Goodspeed stage from May 13 – July 3 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022
Broadway in Portland has announced its 2022/2023 Season with a schedule full of outstanding new productions including hit musicals direct from Broadway as well as all-time, crowd-pleasing favorites.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will continue the tradition of bringing the best of Broadway directly to Pittsburgh through the 2022-2023 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series. The touring Broadway shows coming to Pittsburgh this season include Frozen, Hadestown, Hairspray, Jagged Little Pill, Beetlejuice, Six, and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the world premiere of an insightful new work. Performed by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, Where We Belong  showcases an Indigenous theatre-maker’s journeys across geographic borders, personal history, and cultural legacies, in search of a place to belong.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2022
Nathan R. Matthews is producing and performing in a concert for The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center on May 16th. Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Grammy winner Edward Parks (The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs) will headline the concert of new music by Dreamworks composer Drew Fornarola and Matthews himself.
by Michael Major - Apr 28, 2022
Get a first look at Orfeh as Det. Nadia Szabo and Betty Buckley as Trial Division Chief Lorraine Maxwell in the new 'Tangled Strands of Justice' episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The episode follows Christian Garland, who asks Capt. Olivia Benson to reopen a missing persons case he worked as a rookie officer.
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022
Prospect Theater Company announced today that its annual Spring Gala will feature performances and special appearances by Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner André De Shields; Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera); Drama Desk Award winner Gretchen Cryer; Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee Nick Corley and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2022
After opening to rave reviews and a sold out run at New Jersey Rep. WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU!, by award-winning playwright and actor, James Hindman (Popcorn Falls), is moving to The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival from May 9 - 14.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
The Peace Center announced today the 2022-2023 Peace Broadway Season. Bookended by the return of two blockbuster musicals –– Dear Evan Hansen and Wicked –– the upcoming season features an astounding collection of phenomenal titles.
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:
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.
by Alan Henry - Apr 21, 2022
The Muny has announced casting for their production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, book and lyrics by Stew, music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, direction by Donterrio, music directed by Justin Akira Kono and choreography by Terri K Woodall, May 18 and 19.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2022
The classic comedy Some Like It Hot will begin performances on Broadway this fall! It was announced today that the new musical will begin performances onon Tuesday, November 1 and officially open Sunday, December 11 at  the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street).  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Asolo Repertory Theatre is presenting the world premiere of the new musical KNOXVILLE. The project reunites Frank Galati, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the Tony Award-winning creative team behind Broadway's Ragtime.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022
​​​​​​​Actors Theatre of Indiana invites you to join them as they wrap up their 2021-22 season with Working. From the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz, Working is the examination of 26 people from all walks of life, proving that it's more than just a job for the average working American. 
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the first two shows of its 2022 season: the 1978 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical Show, and the world premiere play, Andy Warhol in Iran by Brent Askari (BSC’s American Underground) which opens the St. Germain Stage from June 2-25.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) continues its 2021-22 season with Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken. Based on the classic Roger Corman film, with screenplay by Charles Griffith. Directed by Vince Tycer. Music Direction by Tom McDonough. Choreography by Rebekah Santiago. Performances are slated Thursday April 22 through May 1st. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2022
A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, begins previews tonight, April 14, 2022 Opening night is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre (149 W 45th St). Meet the cast here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced full casting for the world premiere of …what the end will be by Mansa Ra, directed by Margot Bordelon. Rehearsals for the play begin today.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
Proctors Collaborative has announced the next shows coming to Proctors in Schenectady for the 2022-2023 KeyBank Broadway Series. Due to complications due to COVID-19, the annual Proctors Collaborative announcement was held over two days starting with the Proctors announcement on the Proctors Facebook page on Monday, April 11.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Fan-favorite guest conductor Byron Stripling returns to the POPS with a 's marvelous star-studded array of guest vocalists and musicians, celebrating beloved American music legend George Gershwin in 'S Wonderful 'S Gershwin, May 13–15 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
American Repertory Theater has announced their April programming, including Black Super Hero Magic Mama, and more! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announced that the North American tour of Lincoln Center Theater’s critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY is coming as a part of its 2021/2022 Kravis On Broadway season.  Directed by Bartlett Sher, the North American tour will play the Kravis Center from April 19 – 24.