Ages: 6+
Opened: March 16, 1969
Closing: February 13, 1972

1776 - 1969 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

National Theatre
1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004

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.

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Sit Down, John
Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve
Till Then
The Lees of Old Virginia
But, Mr. Adams
Yours, Yours, Yours
He Plays the Violin
Cool, Cool, Considerate Men
Momma Look Sharp
The Egg
Molasses to Rum
Is Anybody There?
Increase and Multiply
Man'l of Arms British Style
Chidda Boom Chick Chick
Whistle-Belly Vengeance
I Wish't I Had a Maiden
Are You That Man?
Time's Running Out
For God's Sake, John Sit Down!
Piddle, Twiddle And Resolve
The Lees Of Old Virginia
But, Mr. Adams
Yours, Yours, Yours
He Plays The Violin
Cool, Cool Considerate Men
Momma Look Sharp
The Egg
Molasses To Rum
Is Anybody There?
1776 has had 12 productions including Broadway which opened in 1969, Broadway which opened in 1969, US Tour which opened in 1970, West End which opened in 1970, US Tour which opened in 1970, Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, East Haddam, CT (Regional) which opened in 2007, Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Off-Broadway which opened in 2016, Broadway which opened in 2022 and US Tour which opened in 2023.
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Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Peter Hun, Best Scenic Design for Jo Mielziner , .
1776 has been nominated for several awards. It was nominated for Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Additionally, Patricia Zipprodt was nominated for Costume Design and Jo Mielziner was nominated for Scenic Design at the Hewes Awards. Ken Howard also received a nomination for Performance at the Theatre World Awards.
1776 has won several awards, including Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. The show also received awards for Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Patricia Zipprodt, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jo Mielziner, and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ken Howard.



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