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1776 - 2016 - Off-Broadway

The classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation.

A unique show that presents John Adams (Santino Fontana), Thomas Jefferson (John Behlmann), and Benjamin Franklin (John Larroquette) in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, 1776 features such beloved songs as "Sit Down, John," "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men," and "He Plays the Violin." Written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, 1776 opened on Broadway on March 16, 1969, and ran for 1217 performances. The Encores! production will be directed by Garry Hynes, and choreography by Chris Bailey and guest music direction by Ben Whiteley. 1776 will run for seven performances at City Center from March 30-April 3.


New York City Center

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)


by Nicole Rosky - March 19, 2016
Playing the radiant Martha Jefferson will be Nikki Renne Daniels, whose extensive Broadway credits include THE BOOK OF MORMON, PORGY AND BESS, ANYTHING GOES, and LES MISERABLES. Rehearsals for the production have only just begun and Nikki checked in with BroadwayWorld earlier this week to tell us all about her preparations. Check out the full interview below!
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2016
In 1970, the Broadway company of 1776 played a special performance at The White House.