1776 Broadway

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And who does that freedom belong to? Tony Award winner Diane Paulus directs a new production of this Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history.

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American Airlines Theatre

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the full cast for West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. William Branner (National Tour: Bat Out Of Hell, Off-Broadway: Kragtar: An American Monster Musical) joins the cast to star as Tony, replacing the previously announced CJ Eldred.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned today the complete cast, design and production team for Guys and Dolls, the first show of its second century, June 10 - 16.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon, the sixth show of its second century, July 27 – August 2. Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon is proudly sponsored by Ameren.     
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2019
Once a year, Americans remember the lives lost in service to our great country. Stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course, stage productions. Today, we celebrate our armed forces with just a few musical numbers from shows that tribute their sacrifice.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Intrigue abounds in the comedy-fantasy Shakespeare's Bloody Deed, a world premiere, by Johnrick Hole. Based on an historical incident, the play imagines events involving Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, and the Earl of Essex, among others, as Shakespeare and his players attempt to save their theatre. This production will be staged June 6 - 15, at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look in rehearsals for The 5th Avenue Theatre's West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs. 
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the fourth show of its second century, July 8 - 16. Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is proudly sponsored by Edward Jones.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
For its fifth production, Reboot is cooking up Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler. Check out photos of the production!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the final production of the 2018/2019 Children's Season, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, opening Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock Nine, Polkadots is a fun, colorful, and meaningful history lesson for children.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and San Francisco Zoo & Gardens announced today a partnership during the run of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater May 29-June 23, 2019. As part of this unique partnership, A.C.T. and San Francisco Zoo will host San Francisco Zoo Day at The Geary Theater following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Rhinoceros on Sunday, June 9.
by Roy Berko - May 20, 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a symposium entitled 'Choreography in Collaboration' on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SDC, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $50,000 to San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) to support the upcoming production of Eugene Ionesco's "seminal absurdist satire" (Los Angeles Times), Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater May 29-June 23, 2019. Art Works is the Arts Endowment's principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for this round of grantmaking, and will award 977 grants in this category.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The all-female cast of "1776 The Musical" is performing their final shows this Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.sdcjc.org/jc/.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings the '90s June 1, 2019 11:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Kinky Boots, the second show of its second century, June 19 - 25.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Spruce Peak Arts is pleased  to announce an inspiring season of HD films featuring performances by London's Theatre Royal, National Theatre Live, the Bolshoi Ballet, and the Met Opera:
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final show of its season, Laurie Veldheer as "Belle" and Todd Adamson as "The Beast" starring in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, musical direction by Darryl Archibald, choreography by Robbie Roby and direction by Michael Heitzman.
by BWW Special - May 10, 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 HUGH JACKMAN, 1776 on Broadway, AUGUST RUSH, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019
Santino Fontana has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Tootsie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2019
Santino Fontana has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for TOOTSIE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Two Time Tony Winning Director Des McAnuff has been directing on Broadway for over 30 years. His latest Broadway hit, Ain't Too Proud - The Life And Times of The Temptations, has landed him another Tony nomination for best direction of a musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for 1776, the third show of its second century, June 27 - July 3. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride coming to New York for the first time ever, Labyrinth Dance Theaterpresents Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye,an evening-length theatrical dance concert featuring live original music and choreography, vintage recordings, historic footage, political soundbites and stunning visuals.Artistic Director Sasha Spielvogel's landmark piece tells the story of the gay community in New York City from 1965-1995:from the historic Sip-In at the Julius Bar and the early Gay Rights Movement to the uprising at Stonewall, and through the widespread apathy and abject hysteria of the AIDS crisis, these stunning performances allow us to experience the indomitable resolve of those who defiantly faced the siege against them with humor, bravery and compassion. Come Back Once Morereflects the historic resilience, compassion and heart of the LGBTQ community.Proceeds from the four upcoming performances, June 14th - 17th at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street, New York City), will benefit the Ali Forney Center, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, GMHC and Live Out Loud.
by Alan Henry - Jun 6, 2019
Hello, Carolee Carmello! The Broadway veteran will headline the touring production of the Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! - taking over for Betty Buckley following her departure from the show!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre presents the first production of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Mamma Mia!," the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the songs of ABBA.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Outside Mullingar opens on June 21 at Mad Cow Theatre - John Patrick Shanley's romantic comedy about whether it's ever too late to fall in love. Orlando, FL, June 5, 2019
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2019
On today's episode of The Ellen Show, Ellen sent her resident kid presidential expert Macey Hensley to Chicago to see the new Hamilton: The Exhibition, and she had a very special guide as 'Hamilton' creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda gave her a VIP tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at The 5th Avenue Theatre's West Side Story, the sweeping musical version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in the turbulent streets of New York City, where a star-crossed love blossoms between rival gangs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Twenty-six delectable dancers launched the 2019 Broadway Bares season with theatre-inspired moves and a record-shattering fundraising total at this year's tantalizingly theatrical Broadway Bares Fire Island on June 1, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the company of the final production of the 2018/2019 Hanover Season, Forever Plaid, opening Friday, July 19, 2019, at the Hanover Tavern. For anyone looking for a nostalgic trip back to the days of close-harmony quartets, look no further than Stuart Ross's nifty musical revue, Forever Plaid.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for Roald Dahl's Matilda, the seventh and final show of its 101st season, August 5 - 11.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Below see brand-new production photos from Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater now through Sunday, June 23, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Palm Beach Dramaworks is delighted to announce that Michael Amico, the company's production manager and premier set designer, was honored by the Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) with the Vic Award for being "one of Florida's most creative scenic designers" and in recognition of "his years of work in theatre production."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
For the second production in their 48th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the blockbuster stage musical version of the hit Reese Witherspoon movie Legally Blonde. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM film, the movie was adapted for the stage by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.   
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Following the first ever UK & Ireland tour of Titanic The Musical in 2018, casting has been revealed as the production prepares for its 2019 worldwide tour. After opening at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on 11 July 2019, the production led by returning director Thom Southerland will tour across the world until 15 December 2019.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the regional premiere of KINKY BOOTS at The Muny! Check out video of the production!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the regional premiere of KINKY BOOTS at The Muny! Check out exclusive photos of the production!
by Steve Wilson - Jun 20, 2019
The Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON opened Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Music Hall in Kansas City and continues through Sunday, July 7. The American Theater Guild presents the smash Broadway musical featuring rap, jazz, blues, traditional-style show tunes, and hip-hop. Does it deserve all the attention it has garnered? The majority of the theater-goers, especially younger ones, will enthusiastically answer yes. While others, including myself, while recognizing the superb quality of the production and of the talent, will answer no. At times the lyrics are hard to understand, making the plot somewhat hard to follow.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Stevens in "Livin' the Dream" on Friday, July 12 at 9:30PM. Chris Stevens ecstatically returns to Feinstein's54 Below after debuting his first solo show "UNWRITTEN" two and half years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2019
Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2019
Check out the latest cast of Drifters, Shirelles, and music industry legends that make up the company of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical!
by BWW Special - Jun 14, 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 Clay Aiken in GREASE, ROCK OF AGES in LA, Rachel York in 42nd Street & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
For the second production in their 48th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the blockbuster stage musical version of the hit Reese Witherspoon movie Legally Blonde. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM film, the movie was adapted for the stage by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin.
by Charles Shubow - Jun 12, 2019
I had never seen a professional production of HELLO, DOLLY! until now. I recall the 1969 film with Walter Matthau and Barbra Streisand. I did see the play it is based on, THE MATCHMAKER by Thornton Wilder at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and really did not enjoy it.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Stars from the internationally renowned classical ballet company, Bolshoi Ballet, headline Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's SWAN LAKE at the New Frontier Theater, Araneta Center, Quezon City, from this Friday, June 14, through Saturday, June 22, 2019.
by Keith Waits - Jun 10, 2019
Hamilton is a show whose impact extended well beyond the Great White Way and into the larger culture almost immediately; you have to have literally lived under a rock to have escaped awareness of this revisionist take on early United States history. In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, won 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.