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1776 - 2004 - Pittsburgh, PA (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.

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, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, Houston's non-profit performing arts organizations contend with an uncertain timeline to return to the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
The Center for Popular Democracy, the nation's largest community organizing network, and Level Forward, the story-driven/impact-minded entertainment company, are bringing a variety of Broadway creative talent and energy to the unprecedented three day summit: TRANSFORMATION 2020: POPULAR DEMOCRACY DEFINED, to be held September 24-26.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company announced its 46th season last night prior to the broadcast of Days of Re-Creation, a rolling world premiere by Masi Asare, AriDy Nox, Erlina Ortiz, SEVAN, Nandita Shenoy, BD Wong, and Lauren Yee, by inviting audiences to Turn On, Tune In, as the company programs for the virtual space during the 2020-21 Season. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation is proud to announce the latest in a series of online exhibitions exploring the work of one of the most iconic artists of the last century. As America engages in one of the most closely-watched presidential elections in history, The Al Hirschfeld Foundation has launched 'West Wing Ha! -  Presidents & Their Challengers As Seen By Hirschfeld.'  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Peace Center has announced some scheduling changes to the upcoming Gibbs Cancer Center Peace Broadway season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
West Village dive Marie's Crisis has found a way to keep the music playing through the pandemic. As well as their usual appearances every Friday on BroadwayWorld's Weekend Warm-Up, the pianists have continued to play their regular sets daily on the Marie's Facebook group.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will host a free live stream of its New Works Series on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at 7PM EDT, featuring excerpts from the new musicals Love, Rosie and Wonder Boy. The live 45-minute presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team.
by Andrew Child - Sep 10, 2020
Amidst our recent heatwave, Dr. Heather Nathans, a theatre professor, practitioner, and writer raised by two historians, felt a particular physical connection to the stuffiness eighteenth century Bostonians would have undoubtedly experienced in theatres during the summer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The Civic Theatre will present an all-female production of 1776 with social distancing at a local outdoor theatre, WBOI NPR News reports.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2020
Today's top stories: check out a behind the scenes photo from The Prom film, learn about the upcoming Stephen Schwartz documentary, and more!
by Stage Tube - Sep 1, 2020
Today we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to the great Carolee Carmello!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
New York Theatre Barn will continue to host weekly free live streams of its New Works Series each Wednesday evening at 7PM ET. Upcoming September installments of the series include excerpts from the new musicals A Walk On The Moon, Walt and Roy, We Live In Cairo, Loch Ness and more.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Northwest Children's Theater and School is offering brand-new online classes sure to delight the budding thespian in your home. Building on the success of online summer camp, NWCT has developed curriculum for fall that's engaging, interactive, entertaining, and gets kids up on their feet for a unique Zoom experience that you won't find anywhere else.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents two live, online readings of Alma, winner of the 2019 Blue Ink Playwriting Award, written by Benjamin Benne and directed by Ana Velazquez as part of 'The Room' series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced virtual Fall 2020 Programming including the Civically Speaking discussion series; the Behind the Scenes series; and Kidding Around family programming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Four years ago today, just before an election expected to install the first female U.S. President, Taylor Mac premiered the entirety of A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, comprising 246 songs that were popular in this country from 1776 to 2016, in a 24-hour marathon performance.
by Stage Tube - Oct 30, 2020
The iconic sing-along dive Marie's Crisis has been keeping the music playing through the pandemic, playing regular sets daily on the Marie's Facebook group. Today, they celebrate Halloween with a very special Sweeney Todd tribute!
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2020
While not exactly a moment of déjà vu, I did feel a sense of the familiar while listening to director Saheem Ali's new podcast production of Anne Washburn's provocative play of Trump-era liberal ideology, SHIPWRECK, subtitled 'a History Play about 2017'. It was followed almost immediately by an internal debate as to whether or not it was okay to mention in in this review.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 28, 2020
One of Broadway's most iconic anthems has been turned into a Trump campaign rallying cry, and Betty Buckley isn't having it. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, despite being served a cease-and-desist order this summer from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Trump campaign has continued to use Buckley's rendition of 'Memory,' at rallies across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced today details about the first three events in the theater's new Behind the Scenes series with the writers, directors, composers, and choreographers who are making work at the A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company is developing its first commission under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. This brand-new musical, The Tattooed Lady, was awarded a Project grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
 Iconoclast Theater Collective and David Treatman Creative today announced the release of THE WORLD TO COME, an epic new episodic musical saga available on all major podcasting platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Studio Theatre has announced that Rick Grossman has joined its management team as Executive Artistic Director for the Bay Way Arts Center. 'We are very much looking forward to this collaborative effort and having Rick as part of our team as we expand our base of operations', said Michael Blangiforti, Managing Director of Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2020
The election is right around the corner, and while we count down the days until we can cast our votes, we might as well get in the political spirit... Broadway-style. BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages. Enjoy...
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2020
Marie's Crisis pianists will return to their Facebook page on Monday, October 12, for season two.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Barrington Stage Company has announced the 2020 Associate Artists – lighting designer David Lander, director/choreographer Jeffrey Page and actress Alysha Umphress. The Associate Artists program’s honorees include choreographer Joshua Bergasse, director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jen Caprio, and more.
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2020
1776. A defining year in the history of this country. A Tony Award-winning musical that premiered in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War. A bold new revival production coming to the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, Broadway, and theaters across the country.
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Rockland / Westchester Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Watch this special message from Nikki Renee Daniels, inviting you to join her for her Birdland concert premiering November 19 at 7pm ET! Get your tickets today!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced plans to resume production in Fall 2021. On deck is Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s CAROLINE, OR CHANGE starring Sharon D Clarke, directed by Michael Longhurst, and choreographed by Ann Yee at Studio 54. Additionally, Alice Childress’s TROUBLE IN MIND, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, will debut at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced Center Theatre Group’s 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre will begin in August 24, 2021, four months later than it was formerly scheduled. The season features the previously announced “The Lehman Trilogy,” “The Prom,” “Hadestown” and “Dear Evan Hansen” plus “1776” which was previously announced for the 2019 – 2020 season.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge is keeping up with all of your favorite stars' latest projects on Backstage Live, bringing you in-depth interviews twice weekly. On November 13, he chatted with the wonderful Nikki Renée Daniels, who will perform a very special concert next week, November 19 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 13, 2020
Tune in right here as he chats with the wonderful Nikki Renée Daniels, who will perform a very special concert tonight, November 19 (7pm), as a part of the Radio Free Birdland series.
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020
There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Birmingham!
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020
There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Fort Wayne!
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020
There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Nashville!
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020
There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in New Orleans!
by BWW Staff - Dec 2, 2020
There's just four short weeks left to vote for the BroadwayWorld Rockland / Westchester Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Rockland / Westchester!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2020
Iconic piano bar Marie's Crisis Cafe, a staple of New York City night life, will re-open its doors to the public on Monday, December 8. 
by Gil Kaan - Aug 7, 2020
Kritzerland will present its 108th show SING HAPPY! THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB as a benefit for Group Rep this Sunday August 9, 2020 at 5p PST via their Facebook and YouTube pages. This tribute to legendary composers John Kander and Fred Ebb (hosted by its incomparably witty producer Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty) will feature Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Peyton Kirkner, Karen Mason, Kerry O'Malley, Hartley Powers, Jennifer Simard, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko and Karen Ziemba. got the chance to ask of few queries of Kerry, who in Kritzerland #107 performed a show-stopping duet with herself in a tongue-twisting, speed-singing 'All For The Best' from GODSPELL. Simply brilliant!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Yesterday, August 26, he chatted with the incomparable Carolee Carmello!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 26, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, August 26 (12pm ET), as he chats with the incomparable Carolee Carmello!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the four-part Lifelong Learning Series, a free online seminar series sponsored by AARP Long Island, held as part of Bay Street's online programming platform Bay Street To-Go.
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2020
Quentin Garzón has released a new video in his Virtual Performance series, featuring himself, Mehry Eslaminia (Roundabout's 1776) and Chase Ramsey (The Book of Mormon) singing 'I Wish I Could Go Back to College' from Avenue Q.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
The most recent #EncoresArchives video features John-Michael Lyles singing 'Mama Look Sharp' from 1776.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Missing Broadway in a major way? Stay strong by jamming to the biggest tunes that musical theatre has to offer- the 11 o'clock number. What's an 11 o'clock number?