1776 Playing at a Theatre near You


New York - night view of times square
About the Show
It is a musical show based on declaration of independence.
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 TheatreSt. James TheatreMajestic 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

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