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1776 - 1997 - 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.

Schedule

Gershwin Theatre

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.

1776 Broadway Cast



 

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by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020
Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Caitlin Kinnunen, Betty Buckley, Matt Doyle, Orfeh, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Among those who have participated so far are Eva Noblezada, Lea Salonga, Eden Espinosa, Max von Essen, Fra Fee, Katie Rose Clarke, and more. Watch below for some recent installments from Betty Buckley, Rebecca Lock, Matt Doyle, Danny Mac, Ali Ewoldt and Emma Kingston!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
American Repertory Theater at Harvard University announced upcoming free virtual conversations and events offering audiences opportunities to engage with acclaimed affiliated artists and renowned Harvard scholars, and to honor the moments we would have been together if not for the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2020
As we pause today to remember their sacrifice, BroadwayWorld is looking back on stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage, which have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course... theatre. Below we celebrate our armed forces with songs from musicals that  tell their story.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced that 10 new shows have been added to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
Artistic Director & Executive Producer at The Muny, Mike Isaacson, welcomed members from the cast of 1776 in a new video! Cast members include  Robert Petkoff, Adam Heller, Keith Hines, Rob Ruggiero,Enrique Brown, Jenny Powers, Ali Ewoldt, Alex Prakken, Ben Davis, and Michael James Reed. 
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020
RISE TOGETHER, SWEAT TOGETHER: A VIRTUAL FITNESS FUNDRAISER launches today, May 17th, 2020, in support of World Central Kitchens' Covid-19 relief work.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
#54BelowatHome will present Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 PM (Eastern Time).
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
North Texas high school students, teachers, and their theater departments were celebrated in a virtual ceremony of the 9th Annual Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theatre Awards (DSM HSMTA) on Thursday, May 14.
by Roy Berko - Jun 8, 2020
On Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S., Karamu House will debut Freedom on Juneteenth, a program to feature musicians and vocalists, spoken word artists, and dancers, as they too, respond to the recent murders of Black Americans through their respective art forms. The program, to air at 7PM EST/4 PM PST on local television stations, various streaming platforms, and social media, will also include live dialogue and conversation, with accessible resources in order to create change within our communities.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2020
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has announced that they will be proceeding with their upcoming productions of the musicals Legally Blonde and 1776 in partnership with Foellinger Outdoor Theatre and Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two wildly talented internationally recognized entertainers.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Today (June 29) in live streaming: NYC Ballet tributes Balanchine , Daniel J. Watts performs The Jam, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Tonight, tune in to watch Our Leading Ladies at 8:15pm CT, featuring Danielle Bowen, Ali Ewoldt, Stephanie Gibson and Elena Shaddow.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New Jersey extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New York extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949. The show must go on(line) and, luckily, streaming video makes that possible.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
Roundabout Theatre Company just announced that the current theatrical season will resume in Spring 2021, and has added the Broadway debut of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, to its roster of upcoming shows. Childress was a Founding Member of the American Negro Theatre and the first African-American woman to be produced professionally in New York (Gold Through The Trees in 1952); Randolph-Wright is a celebrated director and writer whose play Blue had an acclaimed run at Roundabout in 2001. Trouble in Mind will premiere on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre in Winter 2021/22.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 25, 2020
Today's profile is Fort Wayne Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
DPAC has announced the SunTrust Now Truist Broadway season for 2021.
by Roy Berko - Jun 24, 2020
Artistic Director Laura Kepley chats with Nathan Motta, Artistic Director of Dobama Theatre about music, artistic leadership, and the extraordinary theatre that is made in and for Cleveland.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Indoor Boys, the critically acclaimed digital series, took home six Indie Series Awards in a virtual ceremony Thursday evening.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has been awarded a $15,000 grant, WANE News reported. The grant is for their production of the musical 1776 with an all-female, multi-cultural cast, opening in early September.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Theatre Under the Stars has postponed its upcoming season, including Broadway-bound 1776, which was set to open in September.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has been awarded a $15,000 arts grant for its production of 1776 in early September.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The Porch Song Project has announced their new variety podcast, 'The Porch Song Project Podcast Radio Variety Show.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
The Muny announced today that it will offer 10 weeks of free online Muny entertainment for the summer of 2020. For 10 consecutive Monday nights, with a single repeat stream on the subsequent Thursday, audiences and fans can experience the magic of their Muny summer online at muny.org with both curated and newly created entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Today (July 9) in live streaming: The Public Theater premieres The Line, Bernadette Peters visits Stars in the House, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
One week after premiering 'Hamilton,' the filmed version of the original Broadway production, Disney+ will release a new special conversation 'Hamilton: History Has Its Eyes on You,' exclusively on Friday, July 10.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, founding Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that Young Actors' Theatre Camp, one of the nation's premier theatre and drama camps held in California's Santa Cruz mountains, has gone entirely virtual.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
The fourth installment of Muny Magic in Your Home will feature four of The Muny's most talented and beloved leading men from recent seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
We asked you to share your weekend #HamilfilmWatchParty with us and you delivered! From fun snacks and costumes to great decorations, check out our reader's watch parties!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Today (July 6) in live streaming: the conclusion of Broadway's Next on Stage, a Stars in the House birthday and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
Happy 243rd birthday, America! On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies officially declared independence from Great Britain, forming a brand new nation, which today celebrates over two centuries of freedom and democracy. In that time, our country has been through war and peace, prosperity and poverty, progress and stagnation. On this most special of days to be an American, we're giving you a crash course on the story of our nation, the only way we know how... through musical theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
In just days, the world will get to tune in for the phenomenon that is Hamilton, when it arrives on Disney+. The critics however, have already gotten their shot at the new film.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 4, 2020
Today we rewind to 2016, when Encores! Off Center presented Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone's 1776, starring Santino Fontana, John Larroquette, John Behlmann, Christianne Noll, Nikki Renée Daniels, and Bryce Pinkham.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
It is impossible to walk into a Broadway theatre, or simply just think of a Broadway theatre, without immediately connecting a memory to it. Every Broadway theatre is filled with a rich and colorful history, brimming over with stories of the stars who graced its staged, legends that were made within its walls, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company has hired New York director Jeffrey Page as a resident artist, to deepen the diversity of the theatre's future.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Today (July 2) in live streaming: Conor McPherson visits Meet the Makers, Judy Kuhn has a classic conversation and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
a??Brian Stokes Mitchell, Andréa Burns, and Lauren Patten have joined Rubicon Theatre Company's Voices of Hope, and evening of songs and stories of conflict, crisis, hope, and healing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020
When Broadway was enjoying its Golden Age, seldom did an audience begin a night at the theatre without first receiving a treat from the orchestra. While the prominence of Broadway overtures has waned in the modern age of musical theatre, the tradition remains as one of the most beloved staples of the artform.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Fort Wayne Civic Theatre will be proceeding with their upcoming productions of the musicals Legally Blonde and 1776 in partnership with Foellinger Outdoor Theatre and Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Patti Murin and Colin Donnell announced that they were expecting their first child, and now the Broadway baby has arrived! According to People, the couple welcomed a baby girl, Cecily Philips Donnell, earlier this week.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
Today (July 16) in live streaming: Broadway barks is back, MCC presents Good As New, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
Today (July 13) in live streaming: Richard II continues, Audra McDonald sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 7, 2020
Kritzerland will present its 108th show SING HAPPY! THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB as a benefit for Group Rep this Sunday August 9, 2020 at 5p PST via their Facebook and YouTube pages. This tribute to legendary composers John Kander and Fred Ebb (hosted by its incomparably witty producer Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty) will feature Brent Barrett, Debbie Gravitte, Peyton Kirkner, Karen Mason, Kerry O'Malley, Hartley Powers, Jennifer Simard, Sami Staitman, Adrienne Stiefel, Robert Yacko and Karen Ziemba. got the chance to ask of few queries of Kerry, who in Kritzerland #107 performed a show-stopping duet with herself in a tongue-twisting, speed-singing 'All For The Best' from GODSPELL. Simply brilliant!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2020
The most recent #EncoresArchives video features John-Michael Lyles singing 'Mama Look Sharp' from 1776.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
Missing Broadway in a major way? Stay strong by jamming to the biggest tunes that musical theatre has to offer- the 11 o'clock number. What's an 11 o'clock number?