1776 Broadway

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.


Majestic Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
245 West 44th St.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Theatre Under The Stars announced the Houston return of Come From Away as the final musical in its 2020-2021 Season of Broadway hits. The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical just completed a sold-out run at the Hobby Center. The TUTS engagement will run May 18 through 30, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway & Cabaret announce the 2020/21 season subscription shows and added attractions. On the full subscription, joining the previously announced To Kill a Mockingbird, is: 1776; Ain't Too Proud a?' The Life and Times of The Temptations; The Other Josh Cohen, produced by DCPA Cabaret; Tootsie; the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Hadestown; Pretty Woman: The Musical; and the highly anticipated, Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
The not-for-profit Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents the next edition in its Broadway Spotlight Series, Broadway Blockbusters on Saturday, March 21 at 8pm.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020
Today's top stories: Center Theatre Group's pre-Broadway production of 1776 has been postponed, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
The 2020-2021 Peace Broadway Season at the Peace Center lineup boasts 10 titles, including the 2019 Tony Award winners for Best Musical (Hadestown) and Best Revival of a Musical (Oklahoma!), and three highly anticipated engagements returning by popular demand (Wicked, Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
Center Theatre Group has announced the postponement of several upcoming productions.
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2020
A.R.T. has invited various Harvard scholars to participate in a series of lectures and discussions around the history of our nation. Watch the two latest videos in the series!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that it will produce all previously scheduled Spring/Summer 2020 productions as part of the 2020-2021 season, including Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE starring Sharon D Clarke at Studio 54, and Noah Haidle's BIRTHDAY CANDLES starring Debra Messing at the American Airlines Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
American Repertory Theater will postpone the remainder of its 2019/20 Season programming, including its Broadway-bound production of the musical 1776.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Company is officially in previews on Broadway!  Following the engagement in London's West End, the new production of Sondheim and George Furth's landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott comes to Broadway starring Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
According to TimeOut NY, West Village dive Marie's Crisis has found a way to keep the music playing this spring. The piano bar, popular with the theatre crowd for its sing-a-long showtunes, is currently closed in accordance with NY law, but pianists will continue to play their regular sets (and take requests!) through the Marie's Facebook group.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
The Hello, Dolly! national tour may be over, but leading lady Carolee Carmello is still thinking back on her experience. Check out a series of behind the scenes video with Carolee below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020
From Broadway to Broad Street, the curtains will rise again! The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization announced the 2020/21 Broadway Philadelphia season today, reminding the community to be hopeful in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award winning Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his title role in Tootsie, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Friday, April 3 at 8 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) has announced the 2020 NYC Audition Weekend,which will take place from Saturday, April 25, 2020 to Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Actors Connection, 630 Ninth Avenue, Suite 1410, between 45th and 46th Streets, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Six opens tonight, March 12, with Abby Mueller as Jane Seymour! Take a look back at her past credits before she makes her Broadway return in Six.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Broadway's Erin Mackey will lead Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific at Goodspeed Musicals'. The production begins April 17 will run through June 28 at The Goodspeed.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard has passed away. He was 59 years old.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 10, 2020
Emmy Award-nominated writer Laurence Maslon is the co-author of the musical theater tome 'Broadway: The American Musical'. The third edition of the fascinating, comprehensive book has just been published, updated through last season to include The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, and more!
by Courtney Symes - Mar 1, 2020
America's obsession with the Mafia began long ago, after the Great Depression plunged many into poverty and the world saw how the a?oefamilya?? took care of its own. Popular movies like a?oeThe Godfathera?? and a?oeScarfacea?? further solidified our collective fascination with all things mob-related. In 1989, a little-known actor named Chazz Palminteri introduced his one-man play about his own experience with a Mafia boss in the Bronx. Many years later, that play blossomed into a movie and then a musical on Broadway and, now, a national tour that stops in Sacramento beginning March 3. A Bronx Tale tells the story of young Calogero and his gangster mentor, Sonny. Jeff Brooks, who plays the role of Sonny on the tour, recently spoke with Broadway World Sacramento about racial tensions, his Mafia roles, and the beauty of an open bar.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
For the first time in Israel, International theater and concert headliner Isaac Sutton will welcome Broadway Star Amanda Jane Cooper (WICKED) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in March 2020 with the show Broadway-Israel.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents the world premiere of Eduardo Machado's (Havana Is Waiting, The Cook) Celia and Fidel. It's 1980 and Cuba is dealing with a failing economy. As Fidel Castro ponders on how to move his country forward, his political partner, Celia Sánchez, is never far from his side. Imbued with magical realism, Celia and Fidel is the dynamic story of radical change in Cuba featuring the country's most notorious political figure and Cuba's most influential female revolutionary. Directed by Molly Smith, Celia and Fidel runs February 28 through April 12, 2020 in the Arlene and Robert Kogod Cradle.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation has announced that this season, San Diego will be home to Broadway's most talked about productions and biggest winners at last year's Tony Awards, coming straight from New York to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Do you dream of setting sail to some of the world's most exotic destinations, accompanied by some of Broadway's brightest stars? Seth Rudetsky is here to make your dreams come true!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Tommy Tune's anticipated performance scheduled for this year at Old School Square's Crest Theatre has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. André De Shields will proudly be presented in his place.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
This morning, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the line-up of musicals for its 2020-2021 Season via a video interview with Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, by Arts & Culture Producer, Ernie Manouse. See the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Peninsula Players will present a reading of 'Popcorn Falls,' a new two-person comedy by James Hindman. 'Popcorn Falls' will perform on Monday, February 3 at 7 p.m. at Björklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. 'Popcorn Falls' is produced with support from and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of 'Virgil Wander' by Leif Engel. General seating is available and admission is free.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Written and directed by Nathan Catucci, Impossible Monsters will have its theatrical release in New York at the Cinema Village and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Monica Film Center on Friday, February 14, 2020. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, acquired Worldwide rights to the film. Nick Royak of Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers. The film will be released on various Video On Demand platforms in North America, UK and Australia, and worldwide on Vimeo on March 3, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
In conjunction with its upcoming revival of 1776 directed by Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus, American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University will host a series of conversations with acclaimed Harvard scholars that consider the Declaration of Independence and topics and themes raised by the musical.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2020
The national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! will play at PPAC Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8. The National Tour stars Carolee Carmello as a?oeDolly Gallagher Levi.a??
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 8, 2020
Director Billy Ensley has lured a bevy of seasoned Charlotte musical stars to a fine looking Matthews Playhouse production of MAMMA MIA! - and he has found a sensational newcomer to ignite the action.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
GRETEL!, a new folk rock musical developed as part of the First Stage Foundry Stage Series, combines the tale of HANSEL AND GRETEL with VASILISA THE BRAVE (the Russian Cinderella) into a story family audiences will find both compelling and inspiring.
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2020
In anticipation of the A.R.T.'s upcoming revival of 1776 in May 2020 and the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 2026, A.R.T. has invited various Harvard scholars to participate in a series of lectures and discussions around the history of our nation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday this year, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company will present Sweeney Todd: In Concert on March 31st and April 1st at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, Sweeney Todd is probably the most impressive and iconic work by Mr. Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Broadway veteran, Edward Watts will star as El Gallo in The Link Theatre's inaugural production of Tom Jonesand Harvey Schmidt's The Fantasticks. Watts previously played the role for more than 1,000 performances in the Off-Broadway production in New York City. The first professional theatre company in Northeast Arkansas, The Link is a new non-profit theater company located in Jonesboro, AR. Broadway veteran Matt Cavenaugh will direct the musical, which will play for three nights only starting Friday, March 6, 2020 at The Glass Factory (313 W Huntington Avenue, Jonesboro, AR). Watts replaces the previously announced Ben Davis who had to exit the production due to conflicts with his shooting schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Storybook Musical Theatre, the Abington, PA-based professional Equity children's theatre company, will hopefully strike gold with its classic adaptation of the Grimm Brothers' tale 'Rumpelstiltskin.'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 23, 2020
Come From Away, Ain't Too Proud a?" The Life and Times of The Temptations, the pre-Broadway tour of Diane Paulus' eagerly anticipated revival of 1776 and a return of one of Nashville's favorite touring productions a?" The Lion King a?" are among the highlights of the 40th HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season at Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Towne Street Theatre (TST) celebrates African-American History Month with two compelling staged readings during February 2020. Dara Harper's Shades of War is the remarkable true story of Haitian immigrant, Samuel Fraunces, and his daughter, Phoebe Fraunces. Together, they foiled an assassination plot against George Washington in 1776. The play explores slavery, race, sexism and colorism with lessons that are still relevant today, and it features special guest performer, Hawthorne James. The reading takes place on Sunday, February 16th at 4pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
 Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to contribute to the trio of exciting productions planned this season: a beloved Golden Age classic, a World Premiere folk-rock musical and a thrilling musical masterwork. Single tickets for all three shows set for Goodspeed's 2020 season go on public sale Sunday, February 23 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
a?oe1776a?? is now on sale at the Ahmanson Theatre. Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and featuring a book by Peter Stone with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, a?oe1776a?? will begin a pre-Broadway engagement at the Ahmanson from July 21 through August 23, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Arena Stage has announced its 2020/21 Season, which is set to include five world premieres, four plays and three musicals, including a Corbin Bleu-led Catch Me If You Can.
by Isabella Perrone - Feb 15, 2020
HAMILTON has proven its lasting power in the five years since it debuted on Broadway, and after landing in several international locations, the mega-hit musical about America's ten-dollar founding father has crossed the border.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, will present Stephanie J. Block, this year's Tony Award® winning Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her title role in The Cher Show, performing live at the Parker Playhouse on Saturday, February 22 at 8 PM. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway.' Ms. Block follows her fellow Tony Award® winner Kelli O'Hara's recent January season opener. Next up on April 3 will be Santino Fontana, this year's Tony Award® winner as Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his starring role in Tootsie. For tickets and information, please visit ParkerPlayhouse.com and Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222; in person at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
SIX is officially in previews on Broadway! Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, SIX the wives of Henry VIII take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse-remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.