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227 West 42nd St, New York, NY 10036


Closed January 8, 2023

The show is at its richest when the delegates' voices unite... The sound evokes the swagger that it took for a ragtag collection of settlers to snatch a prize from powerful England while laying the groundwork for a unique and vibrant nation.

LA Times

Why See 1776?

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Before hip-hop blockbuster phenomenon Hamilton ruled the Broadway roost, another historic musical got the country's patriotic blood pumping! First premiering on the Great White Way in 1969, Peter Stone and Sherman Edward's historical tuner 1776 garnered much critical acclaim as well as three Tony and two Drama Desk Awards for its gripping portrayal of the birth of modern America.

The celebrated musical's pulse-quickening action, witty dialogue, soaring melodies and original lyrics are set to captivate audiences once more in the hands of the Tony Award-winning American Repertory Theater Artistic Director Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin) and Jeffrey L. Page. A partnership between ART and Roundabout Theater Company, 1776 started the revolution in LA and Boston in 2020 before making its hotly anticipated Broadway bow at the American Airlines Theater in 2022. 


The story chronicles the direct aftermath of the American Revolution, finding a nation on the edge of a glorious new era but mired down by chaos and confusion. Founding father John Adams races against time and a frustrating tussle with congress to come up with a deal that gives George Washington and his outnumbered armies a legitimate reason to fight. His fellow founding fathers, including Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, come to life as they push, pull and cleverly devise the historic Declaration Of Independence, amidst dazzling show tunes like 'Sit Down, John' and 'Momma Look Sharp'. 

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Previews from: 16 September 2022

Opening night: 16 September 2022


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson
Crystal Lucas-Perry as John Adams
Liz Mikel as John Hancock
Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin
Gisela Adisa as Robert Livingston
Nancy Anderson as George Read
Becca Ayers as Col. Thomas McKean
Tiffani Barbour as Andrew McNair
Allison Briner Dardenne as Stephen Hopkins
Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon
Mehry Eslaminia as Charles Thomson
Joanna Glushak as John Dickinson
Shawna Hamic as Richard Henry Lee
Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall
Oneika Philliips as Joseph Hewes
Lulu Picart as Samuel Chase
Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge
Sushma Saha as Judge James Wilson
Brooke Simpson as Roger Sherman
Salome Smith as the Courier
Sav Souza as Dr. Josiah Bartlett

Standbys: Jill Valleryas, Caesar Rodney, Ariella Serur, Grace Stockdale, Imani Pearl Williams, Rose Van Dyne, and Sabrina K. Victor


Music & lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Directed by Diane Paulus and Jeffrey L. Page

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