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1776 - 1997 - 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.

Gershwin Theatre (Broadway)


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

1776 Broadway Cast



 

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2022
Beginning Tuesday, October 25, Kristolyn Lloyd (Dear Evan Hansen) will lead the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of 1776 as 'John Adams.' 1776 begins preview performances on Friday, September 16, 2022 and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022
Show business tour de force and 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Jamie deRoy brings her acclaimed Jamie deRoy & friends cabaret show back to New York's famed Birdland, Monday, October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.  
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 8, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company will soon present the new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical, 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, and co-produced with the American Repertory Theater. The company just gathered for a fore fathers family photo in the rehearsal room.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2022
BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present a special musical evening with three great musical talents Victoria Shaw, Jim Brickman, and Peter Cincotti, in “Three Friends, One Piano” on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 7, 2022
Abingdon Theatre Company has announced casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom. Stars will come out to celebrate Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award nominee David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
NYC & Company's fall iteration of NYC Broadway Week has officially returned for the first time since 2019, offering 2-for-1 tickets to 21 Broadway shows, available for purchase now. The popular biannual program, now in its 11th year, will run September 6-25, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 6, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team of MYSTIC PIZZA - A New Musical. Performances begin on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and run through Sunday, October 30, 2022.
by Bobby Patrick - Sep 30, 2022
What do Morgan James, Shoshana Bean, Cynthia Erivo, Orfeh, Bridget Everett, Ledisi, Ann Harada and Debbie Gravitte have in common? They're All Super on the new JCSS studio recording.
by Team BWW - Sep 30, 2022
Join the TodayTix family! For a limited time, TodayTix is extending their employee discount to their loyal customers, and our BroadwayWorld readers!
by - Sep 30, 2022
Top stories include full casting for Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop, plus a musical adaptation of Hocus Pocus in the works, a clip of Idina Menzel embracing her Elphaba roots, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company's world premiere of Primary Trust by playwright Eboni Booth, directed by Knud Adams, will star Emmy Award nominee William Jackson Harper (“The Underground Railroad”) and Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winner April Matthis (The Piano Lesson).
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022
The cast of 1776 appeared on Good Morning America to perform 'Sit Down, John.' The performance included Crystal Lucas-Perry as 'John Adams,' Gisela Adisa as 'Robert Livingston,' Nancy Anderson as 'George Read,' Becca Ayers as 'Col. Thomas McKean,' Carolee Carmello as 'John Dickinson, and more. Watch the video of their performance now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the Special Benefit Concert Reading of The Pirates of Penzance. The concert will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at the American Airlines Theatre. 
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2022
BROOKLYN TAVERN THEATER revives Dan Furman's immersive musical event, IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE is an original 'tavern musical' that will tour the Brooklyn and New York areas.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 28, 2022
Broadway for Reproductive Rights has announced their inaugural concert benefiting the New York Abortion Access Fund happening at Green Room 42 at 9:30pm EST on October 9th.
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 28, 2022
Motherload: When Mick and Amy visit their elderly mother, Judy, her unexpected announcement and imminent future plans threaten to change their family dynamic. Without warning, the underbelly of their unresolved issues and family dysfunctionare brought to the forefront and require immediate attention. Motherload is a lookinside what really happened to a family under the veneer of perfection, happiness, and suburban affluence. ​ Skinny: When Kate is ready to make some life changes, she's met with the stumbling block of her weight. Whether it be her doctor or her friend, Monica, perceptions of health and how women should look remain prevalent, even in the age of body positivity. Skinny follows two young women in their late twenties, as they explore their relationship with body image and the active role it plays in their lives, especially as it pertains to each other. Original Productions Theatre presents An Evening with Lauren Wilkens: Motherload and Skinny will be staged Sept 29 - Oct 2, 2022 at the Abbey Theater of Dublin, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017. Tickets and Information by calling 614-943-1776 or https://www.optheatre.org/
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 28, 2022
With her return to Café Carlyle, Betty Buckley demonstrates, once more, the reason for the longevity of her career and her reputation as a storyteller.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the second season of The Refocus Project, its multi-year project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon, is now available to stream online for free, through Sunday, October 16.
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 27, 2022
The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts is thrilled to partner with the American Pops Orchestra to welcome Broadway star Nikki Renée Daniels for a one-time class for all actors and theatre lovers. Ms. Daniels will coach two advanced performers in front of an audience, giving everyone an opportunity to watch, learn, and ask questions about Ms. Daniels phenomenal acting and singing career.
by - Sep 27, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/25/2022.
by - Sep 27, 2022
Top stories include Topdog/Underdog beginning previews tonight! Plus, watch a video of Gavin Creel and Joshua Henry singing 'Agony' from Into The Woods, full casting for the national tour of On Your Feet!, and more!
by Matt Windman - Sep 27, 2022
Theatre critic Matt Windman returns to French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts to check out a Side By Side concert, conducted by Jason Robert Brown. He writes about his experience!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Get a first look at footage from the production here!
by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2022
The cast of the new Broadway revival of 1776 will perform on Good Morning America. The episode will also feature interviews with Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler and Kathy Najimy, who will discuss Hocus Pocus 2. 1776 is now in previews and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will present the Tony Award-winning landmark musical Cabaret, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts January 14 - February 12, 2023. Porchlight’s production is directed by Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate directed and choreographed by Brenda Didier and music directed by Linda Madonia.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2022
TDF is launching the 2022-23 season of their TDF Veterans Theatregoing Program. Program participants will see 1776 on Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m., SIX on Wednesday, October 5 at 7 p.m., Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Tuesday, October 11 at 7 p.m., Cost of Living on Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m., and more.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022
Abingdon Theatre Company (Chad Austin, Artistic Director) has announced additional casting for their upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 24 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The star-studded cast will be celebrating Abingdon’s milestone 30th anniversary as ATC honors Tony Award winner David Zippel and ATC Board President DMW Greer. 
by Michael Major - Sep 20, 2022
The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced several key aspects of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival (January 19-29, 2023), including the launch of this year’s various ticketing details, on-sale dates, venues, and the Festival online platform. It’s never been easier to attend the Sundance Film Festival.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2022
Crystal Lucas-Perry has released a heartfelt, empowering music video and original song, “With A Me”, inspired by her journey as John Adams in the musical 1776, currently in previews on Broadway. Watch here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater is presenting MYSTIC PIZZA - A New Musical, running through Sunday, October 30, 2022. Based on the classic 1988 movie starring Julia Roberts, MYSTIC PIZZA charts the lives and loves of three unforgettable waitresses in the harbor town of Mystic, CT. Get a first look at video from the production here!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater has released first look photos of MYSTIC PIZZA - A New Musical. Performances begin on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and run through Sunday, October 30, 2022.
by Team BWW - Sep 19, 2022
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky has announced performers through October for his critically acclaimed LIVE concert series. Every week, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth's signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022
Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, are currently on sale for its return engagement on Philadelphia's Kimmel Cultural Campus, November 2 through November 13, 2022 at the historic Academy of Music.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022
For the first time in Israel, Internationally acclaimed performer Isaac Sutton will welcome West End Star Kelly Mathieson (Phantom of The Opera) as they embark on an Israeli concert tour in November 2022 with the acclaimed show 'Broadway-Israel'.
by James Blinken - Sep 19, 2022
The Drama League Theater Center threw open its doors for a 'Welcome Back Celebration.' It was a welcome back to the Drama League's in-person programming, theater, and live events in the world's greatest city. The invite-only guests included the Drama League Members, staff, Board, and Directors Project alumni. Dozens of guests gathered at the Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley Studio Lab to toast the new theater season and tour the Drama League Center's Tribecca offices.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 18, 2022
The John W. Engeman Theater's production of MYSTIC PIZZA - A New Musical opened on Saturday, September 17th. Performances began on Thursday, September 15, 2022, and runs through Sunday, October 30, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 16, 2022
Virtual chats with Tony Award winners, limited edition Al Hirschfeld prints signed by Broadway icons and hard-to-get opening night tickets are just a few of the items now open for early bids for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ much-anticipated Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022
1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by - Sep 16, 2022
Top stories include Julie Benko joining the cast of Harmony from Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman! Plus, Bill Heck joins Take Me Out for its Broadway return, and Come From Away will welcome back original cast members Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley and Jenn Colella for its final two weeks!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022
Starlight Theatre has announced its 2023 AdventHealth Broadway Series, which invites audiences to witness pivotal moments in time through seven iconic, straight-from-Broadway shows.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2022
The five-time Tony Award winning production Titanic The Musical will play an exclusive and limited season In Concert in Melbourne this November. This special event will feature a 26-piece orchestra alongside a brilliant Australian cast gracing the stage at the landmark Melbourne Town Hall for 4 performances only on November 4, 5 and 6. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) welcomes a new cohort of emerging artists of color to its Gamm Fellowship Program. As in the program's 2021-22 pilot year, the three fellows are recent graduates of the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), Rhode Island College (RIC), and the University of Rhode Island (URI).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2022
Brooklyn Tavern Theater will revive Dan Furman's immersive musical event, IMPOSSIBLE BUT TRUE. This original 'tavern musical' will tour the Brooklyn and New York areas with an opening run at the historic The Old Stone House, 336 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY @ 7:30 pm on October 14 & 15; 28 & 29.
by Team BWW - Sep 10, 2022
A new Broadway season has officially begun! Two Broadway shows (Into the Woods and The Kite Runner) have already kicked off the 2022/23 theatre season this summer and a whole lot more are on the way. As the weather starts to cool, get ready for 15 (and counting) new productions, which will take their first Broadway bows this autumn. What are the best shows on Broadway this fall...?
by - Oct 5, 2022
Top stories include casting for Parade at New York City Center, go inside first preview for Almost Famous, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
Roundabout Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theater’s new Broadway production of 1776, directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus, is now in previews on Broadway and opens officially on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Get a first look at photos here!
by - Oct 4, 2022
Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 10/2/2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022
Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Watch 'Do You Love Me?' here!
by Team BWW - Oct 1, 2022
Enjoy songs from The Color Purple, Thoroughly Modern Mille, A Chorus Line, Bright Star, Guys & Dolls, Fun Home, Matilda, Sunday in the Park with George, Billy Elliot, 1776, Miss Saigon, Jekyll & Hyde, If/Then, Catch Me If You Can, Memphis, 9 to 5, Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Wicked, Caroline, Or Change and more!

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 Direction of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Best Revival of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company, Best Revival of a Musical for James M. Nederlander, Best Revival of a Musical for Stewart F. Lane, Best Revival of a Musical for Rodger Hess, Best Revival of a Musical for Bill Haber, Best Revival of a Musical for Robert Halmi Jr.Best Revival of a Musical for Dodger Endemol Theatricals and Best Revival of a Musical for Hallmark Entertainment.

What other awards has 1776 been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 1776, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott EllisOutstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Ellis and Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 776.

What other awards has 1776 won?
Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 1776 and Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott Ellis Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Ellis Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 776.

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?
Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 1776, Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott EllisOutstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Ellis and Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 776.

What awards has 1776 won?
Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 1776 and Best Director - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Scott Ellis Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Scott Ellis Outstanding Revival-Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for 776.

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?

What productions of 1776 have there 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.