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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.

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Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2021
Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announces the 2021–2022 season roster. After successfully employing the full Company of dancers during the 2020–2021 virtual season, this season a total of 63 dancers comprise the Company roster, with 51 in the main company and 12 in Boston Ballet II (BBII), Boston Ballet's second company. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2021
Pontine Theatre announces that Portsmouth legend, actor, singer, writer, director, and producer Scott Weintraub will open their 44th season with the debut of an all-new one-man cabaret, Scott Weintraub: Return to Portsmouth. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021
What could it have been like to be the son of a Founding Father, later to become President himself, who interacted with so many of this country’s movers and shakers?  Aaron Posner tackles this question with wit and intelligence in his play JQA, which he subtitles “A Series of Fictitious Encounters Between John Quincy Adams & Sundry Family Members & Political Associates on the Subjects of Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of a More Rational Relationship with Government.”
by Courtney Symes - Sep 19, 2021
After a year and a half hiatus, Broadway Sacramento is back in a big way!  Their 2021 season opened on Wednesday in the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center with the most revered piece of theatre in recent memory-Hamilton. Patrons were treated to a beautifully redesigned venue that includes updated sound and seating.  Broadway World was able to experience the much-anticipated opening and it was just as magical as a post-pandemic return should be! 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
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.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2021
International theater and concert star Isaac Sutton returns to NYC for an encore performance and is making his Green Room 42 debut on Sunday, October 24 at 7:00pm. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Directed by Ford’s Theatre Senior Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps, the remarkable new drama is based on true events and the friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2021
The diner is “Opening Up” with a full cast for the return of the national tour of WAITRESS, the hilarious hit Broadway musical from Grammy® Award-winner Sara Bareilles (Girls5Eva, composer of “Love Song” and “Brave”), based on Adrienne Shelly’s 2007 motion picture.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
On the episode, hosts Bobby and Kristina break down the creative journey of 'Dear World' beginning as an early career passion project for composer Jerry Herman, to its troubled road to Broadway that saw a revolving door of directors, choreographers, and material written for the show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Old Globe today announced plans for the long-awaited full reopening of its three theatres in Balboa Park. Audiences will be able to once again gather in the Globe’s outdoor theatre starting June 4 and in the two indoor theatres in September.
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that next Movie Musical Monday discussion about the movie “Funny Girl” will be hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Board Member and retired Chicago Public Library Foundation CEO Rhona Frazin with special guest multiple Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. CDT. 
by A.A. Cristi - May 21, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley stars as a controversial celebrity psychic with blood on her hands in the latest Grand Guignolesque monologue play written & directed by Aaron Mark (The Horror of Dolores Roach), available exclusively on Audible beginning today, May 20th, 2021.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 20, 2021
'One of this country’s greatest strengths is its willingness to listen to the voices of its people—whether at the ballot box or in the streets—and make changes to bring about a more equitable society,' said Abdul-Jabbar.
by Team BWW - May 15, 2021
The sun will come out tomorrow. That's because after over a year of waiting, New York officials have at last spread word that Broadway will indeed soon be back. Which shows will return when? BroadwayWorld has gathered all of the latest news on the return of live theatre. Check back regularly for updates!
by Stephi Wild - May 12, 2021
With increased optimism about a return to the stage this fall, Theatre Under The Stars announced updates to its 2021/22 Season today, as well as an official on-sale date for all upcoming musicals.
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced production plans for the 2021-2022 theatrical season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021
American Repertory Theater has announced its upcoming programming, including updated dates for Broadway-bound 1776, a new musical starring Idina Menzel, and much more. Billy Porter has teamed up with designer shoe brand Jimmy Choo to launch a collection of gender-neutral shoes.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2021
1776 will now play May - July 2022 in the Loeb Drama Center before it plays at Roundabout Theatre Company in fall 2022 and begins a national tour in February 2023.  WILD in Concert is a new musical starring Idina Menzel, which was created by Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright V (formerly Eve Ensler).
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 28, 2021
The Federalist, America’s Craft Wine brand, is excited to open applications for its first ever ‘Cabinet of Summer’, giving three lucky fans the opportunity to receive $10,000 to make history as official ambassadors, or ‘secretaries,’ of select summer activities.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will be presenting some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. The line-up includes Derrick Baskin, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz and many more.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2021
He may be Manhattan's leading multi-hyphenate, but on June 30th Michael Kushner will take off all the other hats in favor of his ACTOR hat, when he spends an hour or so celebrating Gay Pride with his Pride playlist at 54 Below.
by Student Blogger: Grace Cutler - Jun 2, 2021
With the change of the seasons it is time for those Songs of Purple Summer that create a Summer Lovin' mood. What is vacation without a perfect playlist? These are my favorite musicals that remind me of summer; some are obvious and some are only my preference. Regardless, I hope you kick back, relax, and soak in the tunes that signify sunshine!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
Sutton will be joined by soprano extraordinaire Tal Bergman of The Israeli Opera, who most recently starred as Cosette at The National Theatre production of Les Miserables.    
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
The season will kick off with Macbeth, running from 10 to 29 December 2021, with previews beginning on December 4. The season will consist of 13 operas, seven ballets and numerous concerts, running through November 2022.
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2021
The season opens with director Matthew Warchus' acclaimed A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The season includes the previously announced productions of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, THE PROM, HADESTOWN and Dear Evan Hansen plus COME FROM AWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, played by Virginia Rep favorites Desirée Roots and Scott Wichmann.
by Lorens Portalatin - Jul 7, 2021
After a long year of streaming, MainStage Irving-Las Colinas returns to performing in-person productions with Me & Jezebel, running July 23-August 7. This three-week run of full-capacity, ticketed shows is directed by B.J. Cleveland and stars Doug Fowler and Bailey Maxwell. Me & Jezebel is a hilarious play based on a true story about Elizabeth Fuller spending four weeks with Bette Davis in her home during a hotel strike in Manhattan.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 5, 2021
Happy almost-Fourth of July! On this very special day that we celebrate our nation's independence, we can't help thinking about some of our favorite songs celebrating America... as featured in Broadway musicals! Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2021
The 37th season closes out with the 'Stars Out for Richter: A Community Cabaret of Talent' on Friday, August 13.
by Team BWW - Jul 4, 2021
Happy 245th 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, stagnation and progress. 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 Nicole Rosky - Jul 24, 2021
Which Broadway overtures stand out as ovation-worthy? Below, BroadwayWorld has gathered 50 of our favorites, from classics like Carousel and My Fair Lady, to modern musicals like Urinetown and The Drowsy Chaperone.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Peter Nason - Aug 7, 2021
One of the finest community theatre shows I've ever seen.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a star-studded celebration of Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning designer and director Tony Walton.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2021
This gripping period drama which launched the theatre company's award-winning run in 2012 recounts the true story of two actors who hired themselves out to the Long Beach Police Department in 1914 to entrap 'social vagrants.” 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
Baby Chemist is back again for the Times Square Alliance produced Broadway Buskers series at Times Square's Broadway Plaza stage at 7pm this Friday, September 3rd, coinciding with the release of their latest single, an updated pop-punk cover of 4 Non Blondes' 90's classic 'What's Up?'
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 21, 2021
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?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021
On Saturday, August 28th, Brooklynites can commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn, fought in 1776 on land that is now a part of The Green-Wood Cemetery. It was the first battle of the American Revolution to occur after the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 12, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced The Devil is in the Details—A Tribute to Tony Walton on Thursday, August 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. live and in-person at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
Four Broadway tours previously scheduled for Fall 2021 will be postponed — My Fair Lady, 1776, Mean Girls and Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations. DCPA Broadway anticipates reopening in The Buell Theatre with Disney’s The Lion King in December followed by Hamilton in February 2022.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 28, 2021
Celebration Theatre Company makes its Orlando Fringe debut with an original musical by the up and coming playwright, Andrew Barret Cox. HEXED: A Femme Rock Musical will take the stage for its first performance on May 19.
by Alan Henry - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2021
Enjoy songs from musicals like: Funny Girl, Man of La Mancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair, Camelot, 1776, Oliver!, She Loves Me, The Fantasticks, Sweet Charity, Mame, and more!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2021
Do you want to work with one of the greatest storytellers in the theatre from anywhere in the world? Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering her Song/Monologue Master Class ONLINE, at the T. Schreiber Studio. Betty will share her own unique spiritual philosophy and meditation techniques to help actors and singers not only connect passionately and truthfully to their material, but understand how to bring that connection to each and every audience member.
by Alan Henry - Apr 14, 2021
Updated August 5th. After over a year of Broadway tours being paused, productions are now beginning to announce returns to theatre across the country! Find out when Broadway will return to your city.
by Alan Henry - Apr 13, 2021
Center Theatre Group announced today that the 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre will begin November 30, 2021, three months later than it was most recently scheduled and 20 months after the theatre closed in March of 2020.
by Michael Dale - Apr 12, 2021
The first time I saw John Cullum live on stage his fingers were clutched to a window frame of designer Robin Wagner's art deco luxury liner, playing the maniacally flamboyant theatre producer Oscar Jaffe attempting to board a moving train in his Tony-winning turn in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY.