1776 Playing at a Theatre near You About the Show It is a musical show based on declaration of independence. Story The story of this show is that John Adams- generally loathed by other congress members- will join Richard Henry Lee and Benjamin Franklin to throw up a resolution for independence. Furthermore, Thomas Jefferson is asked to draft the declaration for liberating America from the shackles of British. Cast and Creative Team Composer and Lyricist: Sherman Edwards Librettist: Peter Stone Broadway Premiere Theatre: 46th Street Theatre, St. James Theatre, Majestic Theatre Opening Night: Mar 16, 1969 Total Performances: 1,217 Original Cast: William Daniels, Clifford David, Paul Hecht, Roy Poole, Howard Da Silva, Emory Bass, Duane Bodin, Betty Buckley, David Ford, Robert Gaus, Ronald Holgate, Ken Howard, Ronald Kross, Henry Le Clair, Edmund Lyndeck, Bruce MacKay, Jonathan Moore, Philip Polito, Dal Richards, Charles Rule, B. J. Slater, Virginia Vestoff, David Vosburgh Director: Peter Hunt Choreographer: Onna White Musical Director: Peter Howard Orchestrations: Eddie Sauter Scenic Design: Jo Mielziner Costume Design: Patricia Zipprodt Lighting Design: Jo Mielziner 1997 Broadway Revival Theatre: Criterion Center Stage Right, George Gershwin Theatre Opening Night: Aug 14, 1997 Total Performances: 333 Original Cast: Tom Aldredge, Joseph Cassidy, Michael Cumpsty, MacIntyre Dixon, Dashiell Eaves, Gregg Edelman, Linda Emond, Tom Riis Farrell, Merwin Foard, John Herrera, Pat Hingle, Jerry Lanning, Kevin Ligon, David Lowenstein, Daniel Marcus, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, Bill Nolte, Guy Paul, Richard Poe, Ben Sheaffer, Brent Spiner, Ric Stoneback, Paul Michael Valley, Lauren Ward, Robert Westenberg, Michael Winther Director: Scott Ellis Choreographer: Kathleen Marshall Musical Director: Paul Gemignani Orchestrations: Brian Besterman Scenic Design: Tony Walton Costume Design: William Ivey Long Lighting Design: Brian Nason Post navigation 2mbmkb4sqhTheater Review: Thrilling "1776" brings American history to life Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.