1776

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.

Schedule

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

(Pittsburgh, PA)
719 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in 2020. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by the Sirius XM Radio star, whom the New York Times dubbed a?oeThe Mayor of Broadway.a?? The series features three Tony Award winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Kelli O'Hara (The King & I) on January 3, Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) February 22 and Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on April 3.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Mad Cow Theatre opens Season 23 with Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, based on the classic novel by Jane Austen. This madcap adaptation is full of irreverent surprises, but committed fans to the text will find the story intact, simply told through Hamill's unique, critically acclaimed lens. The play runs September 18 through October 13, 2019. Tickets are available at madcowtheatre.com or by calling patron services at Mad Cow Theatre at 407-297-8788 ext. 1.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Farmers Alley Theatre is thrilled to open its 12th terrific season with a new chamber version of one of literature's greatest tales, Lerner & Loewe's soaring classic, Camelot a?" running October 4th through the 27th.  From the iconic composing team that gave us My Fair Lady and Brigadoon, Lerner & Loewe's lush score will soar like never before at our downtown Kalamazoo home at 221 Farmers Alley.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city's most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of a?oeSave-A-Soula?? missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan's fiancé of 14 years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you've gotta roll the dice if you want to win big.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents Tony Award winner Betty Buckley October 17 a?" 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Following her star turn as Dolly Levi in the hit National Tour of Hello, Dolly! Buckley returns to the Center headlining the opening of the 2019-2020 Cabaret Series. Buckley is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies with an award-winning career that has encompassed TV, film, stage and concert work around the globe. Accompanied by pianist and music director Christian Jacob, Buckley is joined by a quartet of musicians for three intimate evenings of cabaret which will include selections from her newest release Hope, and her acclaimed double album Story Songs, part of which was recorded at the Samueli Theater. Said Playbill, a?oeBuckley tears at the heart like few others can, offering stories in song that are not only entrancing, but wholly worth repeating.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
The new musical, The Crossing and the Ten Crucial Days, will present an industry reading at the Washington Crossing Park on the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the titular crossing took place. Directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman (Titus Burgess in Concert), with book and lyrics by Jason Huza (It Happened in Key West) and music by John Allen Watts, the reading will take place on September 5th, 2019. With support from The Washington Crossing Park, The Ten Crucial Days Organization, and the Crossing Vineyards, the site-specific musical presentation is drawing on the local roots.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Hayden Tee: Face to Face will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Hayden Tee, the New Zealand star acclaimed for his role as Miss Trunchbull in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical, as well as high profile performances on Broadway, Australia and beyond, releases his first album dedicated to musical theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center announces an incredible entertainment line-up for the 2019 Winter Holiday Week of December 21st - 28th!  You'll find something perfect for everyone in your family!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Santino Fontana and his wife Jessica Fontana have just welcomed a new baby to the family!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Tony-Award winning Broadway, film and TV actress/singer Betty Buckley is fresh off her year long acclaimed run in the First National Tour of the new production of the Broadway Hit Hello, Dolly! She is preparing to kick off the 2019-2020 Cabaret Series at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts at the Samueli Theater October 17 a?' 19 in Costa Mesa.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
International theater and concert star, Isaac Sutton, will welcome two Broadway Guest Stars upon his return, on Oct. 5th, to Feinstein's/54 Below, with an encore performance of his acclaimed show, BROADWAY ISRAEL.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 70th season with Anton Chekhov's a?oeThe Cherry Orcharda?? adapted by Jean-Claude van Itallie. John Miller-Stephany will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 3rd through October 13th, 2019. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113.
by Debbie Hall - Sep 11, 2019
The Carpenters Tribute Concert returns to perform its last show in Southern Nevada for the year. Temperatures have finally cooled down to double digits and the evening is the perfect time to enjoy this classic music at Betsie Sanders Theater For The Performing Arts at the Sanders Family Winery on Sept. 21.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
International theater and concert star, ISAAC SUTTON, will welcome Broadway's AMANDA JANE COOPER, who recently played a?oeGlindaa?? in Wicked, upon his return to Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore performance of his acclaimed show, BROADWAY ISRAEL.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest running theatre of color and largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, announces that it will close out its 54th season with a new production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - the wickedly subversive Tony-award winning musical that tells the story of the nine notorious Americans who took their shot at the President of the United States. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The Muny has announced that St. Louis native and longtime Muny performer, Alex Prakken will star alongside the previously announced Mikaela Bennett in the eighth installment of its off-season concert series, Muny Magic at The Sheldon, November 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m.
by Marianka Swain - Oct 31, 2019
Musical theatre leading man Hayden Tee recently starred as Miss Trunchbull in the West End production of Matilda - for which he is nominated for a BroadwayWorld UK Award! - and he's also produced new album Face to Face. It features songs from shows like Matilda, Les Misérables, 1776 and more, and fans can catch it on tour soon.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 30, 2019
Today's top stories: watch our all new episode of Backstage Bite, featuring Dana Steingold, and more!
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 29, 2019
The 2020 presidential candidates just got a little more musical! With the presidential campaigns officially underway, Twitter user @absobyrne took to social media to compare the current candidates to some of Broadway's Tony-winning Best Musicals. To help you get a better understanding at the comparisons, we're giving you a look inside each of the shows, from older classics like South Pacific and Hello, Dolly! to more recent shows including Rent and The Producers. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Art Lab (Meg Fofonoff, Executive Producer) just announced the development of a new musical, shAme, written by Mark Governor, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter. Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall is set to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2019
Hayden Tee will return to Australia for a one-night-only concert on Sunday 8 December, following the release of his new album Face to Face. Exploring many of the characters Hayden has inhabited on stage in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the UK and the USA, this will be a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with one of today's most acclaimed performers and recording artists in theatre, concert and cabaret.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that a first listen track of the song SMELL OF REBELLION from the upcoming album Hayden Tee: Face to Face is now be available to stream on SoundCloud.
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019
Andy Grotelueschen is no stranger to profanity, as he gets to perform the now iconic 'Jeff Sums It Up' in Broadway's Tootsie every night at the Marquis Theatre. Now he's taking his character's trademark irreverence to the next level... by recording a solo album? Watch below as the whole Tootsie cast takes part in a hilarious film made by Andy's co-star, John Behlmann, and find out what Broadway's most treasured songs might sound like with a Grotelueschen twist.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Ingrid Robinson, founder of Artists & Charities Hand in Hand, is inviting local art connoisseurs, collectors and enthusiasts to the nonprofit organization's inaugural fine art event.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Casting has been announced for Pittsburgh CLO's exclusive engagement of the hit musical comedy FOREVER PLAID at the Greer Cabaret Theater October 31 - December 29, 2019. Don't miss the legendary Off-Broadway smash that has been making crowds swoon for years. Join 'the Plaids' as they pay affectionate - and hilarious - musical homage to the close-harmony crooners of the 1950s.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 16, 2019
The 19/20 theatrical season has seen several milestones for many of its area theatres but the biggest by far is the 70th anniversary of the company that helped pioneer the regional theatre movement in this country Arena Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
A new exhibition at the University of Michigan William L. Clements Library is highlighting its robust historical sources related to the 1759 siege of Québeca?"a major turning point of the colonial era in which the British wrested control of Canada from France. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Jason Robert Brown has revealed his next guest joining him in residency at SubCulture and it is none other than Tony winner herself, Betty Buckley. Buckley is set for three appearances, November 23rd, 24th and 25th. 
by Matt Windman - Oct 13, 2019
Two years ago, I revisited French Woods Festival of the Arts (which I attended from 1999 to 2002 as a camper/teen actor and then as an assistant director/stage manager) and BroadwayWorld kindly published an article I wrote about the experience. In light of my responsibilities at work (attorney by day, theater critic by night) and at home (including a hyperactive toddler and commuting daily between NY and NJ), I was not planning on visiting again this past summer, but that instantly changed when I learned that the camp was planning on presenting 1776 for the first time in nearly two decades - and with an all-female cast.
by BWW Special - Oct 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature CHASING RAINBOWS, THE MUSIC MAN, THE BAND'S VISIT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
With a momentous national election just a year away, the Great American Songbook Foundation has assembled an interactive historical exhibit exploring the intersection of politics, patriotism and entertainment in the world of musical theater - and it didn't start with Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
On November 27, a beloved Rochester tradition since 1985 returns to Geva Theatre Center on the Wilson Stage. The KeyBank Production of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, will awaken your heart and rekindle your spirit this holiday season. This production of A Christmas Carol premiered to great acclaim in 2010 and features a script adapted by Mark Cuddy from Dickens' novella with music and lyrics by Gregg Coffin, composer of Geva favorites, Five Course Love and Convenience.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
 BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes look at the John W. Engeman Theater's MATILDA the Musical in rehearsal. Performances begin on Thursday, November 14 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BALLET THEATRE (TIBT) and stars of BOLSHOI BALLET present the triumphant return of THE NUTCRACKER. This unforgettable classic will feature internationally renowned Russian ballerina's Anastasia Stashkevich and Vyacheslav Lopatin, principal dancers in Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet, along with many of Toronto's most promising emerging dancers. THE NUTCRACKER will be presented at Meridian Hall (Formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) on December 14, 2019 for two shows only, 2pm and 7pm.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 4, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Legendary, multi-award winning actress/singer Betty Buckley returns to Café Carlyle, March 10 a?" 21. Her career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She's received a sea of accolades including a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She's a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and the 2017 recipient of the Julie Harris Award from The Actor's Fund for Artistic Achievement. Betty Buckley just completed a national tour of the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! produced by Scott Rudin.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019
The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MATILDA The Musical. Performances begin on Thursday, November 14 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019.
by - Nov 1, 2019
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for November, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, President and Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that PATRICK J. ADAMS will make his Broadway debut opposite the previously announced Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, TAKE ME OUT. Directed by Scott Ellis, TAKE ME OUT will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Mr. Adams will play Kippy Sunderstrom, the best friend of Darren Lemming (Jesse Williams).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Samford University's School of the Arts features a variety of theatre, dance and opera performances throughout the year, allowing our students to gain extensive hands-on experience in live production. From set design to acting and directing, our students are involved in productions from day one.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Producer Edgar Dobie announce the 2019/20 lineup for the company's 70th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices. Arena is committed to leading the way in gender equity and racial diversity by reflecting those values both on and off the stage. This season over half of our playwrights and directors are represented as women and people of color. The 70th anniversary also celebrates Arena's vision to produce new work with three world premieres, including the seventh Power Play, a decade-long initiative focused on stories of politics and power from 1776 to present day. As part of Arena's mission to serve artists on a national, regional and local scale, three exciting collaborations will take place with the Dallas Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Conservatory Theater. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's season-opener, Evita, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics and book by Tim Rice, runs from September 4 - October 6, 2019. Tickets (starting at $35) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The Boston Camerata, cited as a?oeAmerica's foremost early music ensemblea?? by Le Monde, embarks on a celebration of music from the time of the American Revolution with the release of Free America! Songs of Resistance and Rebellion (1790-1860), a new project recorded by Harmonia Mundi. The album release on September 13, 2019 will be complemented by live concerts of Free America! in Sister Cities Boston, MA and Strasbourg, France, as well as in Portland, ME.