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

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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Majestic Theatre (Broadway)


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245 West 44th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
Hurricane Diane is surging toward its Chicago debut, June 17-July 31, 2022 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2022
In this musical production, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film, unlikely hero Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and more than a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Shrek the Musical is irreverent fun for the whole family.
by A.A. Cristi - May 27, 2022
On May 26 following the Harvard University Commencement, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson attended the Opening performance of American Repertory Theater’s revival of 1776.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the return of its free concert series Broadway in Your Backyard, July 19 - September 6, as part of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series.
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2022
All new photos have been released for the pre-Broadway engagement of 1776, opening tonight at the American Repertory Theatre!
by Team BWW - May 26, 2022
BroadwayWorld Stage Door is your one-stop shop for Broadway experiences and training in the comfort of your own home.
by - May 25, 2022
Today's top stories include a first look at the pre-Broadway runs off 1776 and The Karate Kid! Plus, watch Patti LuPone perform 'Ladies Who Lunch' from Company on The Late Show, check out the full list of winners for the Off Broadway Alliance Awards, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022
Monday, June 5, 2012 was the night 54 Below opened its iconic red door for the first time and on Sunday, June 5, 2022 (and again on June 9, 2022) they will celebrate that night, 10 years ago, by focusing on the future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances last week at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University and we've got the first photos of the cast and the new production.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
The best of Broadway came together to salute love in all forms on May 23, 2022, singing and dancing in celebration of LGBTQ+ stories and musical theater at the first live performance of Broadway Backwards since 2019. View photos from Broadway Backwards here.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022.
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2022
The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances lat week at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, and we've got a new teaser of the cast in action in rehearsal.
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater officially opened their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 22, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater celebrated opening night of their production of KINKY BOOTS on Thursday, May 19, 2022. The show runs now through Sunday, July 3, 2022. KINKY BOOTS is the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical and the winner of every major award, including the Tony Award for Best Musical! With songs by Grammy and Tony winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein, this 'dazzling, sassy, and uplifting musical takes you from the floor of a men's shoe factory to the glamorous catwalks of Milan! This joyous story, inspired by true-life events, is the ultimate fun night out. Come experience the energy, joy, and laughter of this dazzling show!
by Marina Kennedy - May 21, 2022
Broadwayworld had the pleasure of interviewing 'The Pin-Up Girls' co-creator and director, James Hindman about the upcoming show at New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced principal casting for its new to Chicago production of Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, set to hit the Lyric stage this Fall.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2022
Seven Angels Theatre announced today the world premiere of Italian Mom Loves You!, a comedy co-written and starring film, television and stage actor Daniel Franzese. This solo tour de force will run at the theatre, located at 1 Plank Road in Waterbury, CT, from August 12 through 21. Italian Mom Loves You! is co-written by Franzese and Connecticut-based playwright Jacques Lamarre and will be directed by Michael Schiralli.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2022
Algonquin Arts Theatre (Pamela Ward-Executive Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its first production of the 2022/2023 season, Mary Poppins.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2022
The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows – 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows. See the complete schedule and find out how to get tickets.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire have announced casting for shows in BTG’s Early Summer 2022 Season. The full season will feature B.R.O.K.E.N code B.I.R.D switching, a world premiere play and recipient of an NEA Grants for Arts Projects Award and more.
by Team BWW - Jun 7, 2022
In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Tony nominee Scott Pask, who acted as scenic designer for American Buffalo.
by - Jun 7, 2022
Today's top stories include all of the reviews for the Broadway-bound production of 1776, now playing at A.R.T.! Casting has been announced for the off-Broadway production of Kinky Boots, which will star Callum Francis, Christian Douglas, and Danielle Hope. Plus, student tickets are available today for the Tony Awards, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022
The Beautiful City Project announces the cast of its June fundraising cabaret SUMMER ART PROJECT, with proceeds to benefit Project Onward, an organization that exists to give artists with disabilities a 'visual voice' to tell their stories and change the perceptions of the world.
by Review Roundups - Jun 6, 2022
The Broadway-bound production of 1776 began performances last month at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Let's see what the critics are saying and read all the reviews!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 3, 2022
Miller Auditorium has announced its 2022-23 Zhang Financial Broadway in West Michigan Series. Kicking off the series is the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA! Miller plays host to the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Hairspray; the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON; and audience-favorite, CATS. The 2022-23 Broadway season culminates with the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette's hit album, JAGGED LITTLE PILL. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's production of Chicago, June 13-19. The cast features Sarah Bowden (Roxie Hart), J. Harrison Ghee (Velma Kelly), Adam Heller (Amos Hart), Emily Skinner (Matron 'Mama' Morton), James T. Lane (Billy Flynn) and Ali Ewoldt (Mary Sunshine). Find out the rest of the cast, and more information on the production!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022
Barrington Stage Company (BSC) has announced casting for its new production of A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Find out who is in the show, the schedule and how to get tickets.
by Sarah Dussome - Jun 25, 2022
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed rap musical takes centre stage.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by - Jun 24, 2022
Today's top stories include an all new trailer for Broadway-bound production of 1776. Plus, listen to Joaquina Kalukango sing 'Let It Burn' from the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, and more!
by Student Blogger: Lana Sage - Jun 24, 2022
Something they don’t tell you enough about college: you don’t have any time. You’d think that, if you’re majoring in some sort of art, you’d have ample ability and time to do, create, and work on the art you care about. I thought that. I thought wrong.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Get a first look at the trailer here for the new Diane Paulus directed production of 1776!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022
Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Anna in the Tropics, on the Boyd-Quinson Stage July 16-30, and the world premiere of ABCD by May Treuhaft-Ali, on the St. Germain Stage July 1-23.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2022
Running July 1 through 16 at The Colonial Theatre, the audience will be transported to a bustling Irish pub with a stage full of incredibly talented actors singing and playing their own instruments. 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2022
For the second show in their 50th Anniversary season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents a revival of one of their most popular comedies, 'Over the River and Through the Woods'. This comedy written by prolific playwright Joe DiPietro will have performances at the Little York Pavilion in Preble from June 22nd - July 1st with evening shows at 7:30 PM.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022
Massachusetts Senator and American Repertory Theater fan Elizabeth Warren attended 1776 on Thursday, June 16.
by Barry Lenny - Jun 18, 2022
Being Alan Bennet, there is plenty of wit and humour.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2022
For the second show in their 50th Anniversary season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents a revival of one of their most popular comedies, “Over the River and Through the Woods”. This comedy written by prolific playwright Joe DiPietro will have performances at the Little York Pavilion in Preble.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022
The REV Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for its second production of the 2022 Season - The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022
A stage reading of Tennyson Bardwell's new play Glass Houses will be held at The Players Theatre on June 21st on 115 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village at 7pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022
A new, five-person version of an award-winning docudrama by longtime A.R.T. collaborator Anna Deavere Smith and the North American premiere of a new adaptation of Chaucer’s tale The Wife of Bath that celebrates community and the human knack for telling tales were announced today as additions to the 2022/23 programming lineup at A.R.T.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University raised $1.35 million in support of the theater’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater through its artistic productions and educational offerings at its annual fundraising gala held last Monday, June 6. Check out photos from the gala!
by BWW Staff - Jun 1, 2022
Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by BWW Staff - Jul 1, 2022
Boston is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month.
by Student Blogger: Emily Pugh - Jul 1, 2022
With the long days full of sunshine, the rising temperatures, and the extra time off for students, individuals, and families alike, it becomes clear that summer is here and so is the unique American holiday - the Fourth of July. I have listed the four quintessentially patriotic musicals to help get you ready for this coming weekend. Whether you stream these works in your free time or listen to the curated playlist below, these musicals are sure to put you in a patriotic mood.

1776 Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of 1776 have their been?
1776 has had 11 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 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What Tony Awards has 1776 been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Direction of a Musical for Peter Hun and Best Scenic Design for Jo Mielziner .

What Tony Awards has 1776 won?
Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Peter Hun Best Scenic Design for Jo Mielziner .

What other awards has 1776 been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Patricia ZipprodtScenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jo Mielziner and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ken Howard.

What other awards has 1776 won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Patricia Zipprodt Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jo Mielziner and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ken Howard.

What productions of 1776 have their been?
1776 has had 11 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 and Broadway which opened in 2022.

What awards has 1776 been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Patricia ZipprodtScenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jo Mielziner and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ken Howard.

What awards has 1776 won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Patricia Zipprodt Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jo Mielziner and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Ken Howard.

What is the order of songs in 1776 and what's the order?
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
Overture
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?