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1776

September 16, 2022—January 8, 2023

American Airlines Theatre℠

1776

September 16, 2022—January 8, 2023

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One show on Broadway is making—and re-making—history every night. 

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical 1776 has catapulted to blazing new life in a thrillingly new production, and New York Magazine/Vulture
says, “it’s an absolute blast!” Suddenly, the songs, humor, and passion of this musical masterpiece soar as never before.

A glorious multiracial cast of female, transgender, and nonbinary actors portrays the fiery founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the first time around—and the result is an epic show of passion, debate, and roof-raising musical fireworks. Experience “a 1776 worth celebrating!” (Variety) “It pulsates with energy and snaps with attitude.”

Running time: Two hours and forty-five minutes, including one fifteen-minute intermission.


Please be advised: This production contains stylized representations of racialized violence, particularly related to enslavement. Additionally, this production contains sexually suggestive themes, occasional strong language, haze, a brief strobe effect, a non-firing replica firearm, and a gunshot sound effect.

1776 Cast

Robert Livingston (NY)
Gisela Adisa
George Read (DE)
Nancy Anderson
Col. Thomas McKean (DE)
Becca Ayers
Andrew McNair, Congressional Custodian
Tiffani Barbour
John Dickinson (PA)
Carolee Carmello
Abigail Adams / Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon (NJ)
Allyson Kaye Daniel
Thomas Jefferson (VA)
Elizabeth A. Davis
Charles Thomson, Secretary
Mehry Eslaminia
Stephen Hopkins (RI)
Joanna Glushak
Richard Henry Lee (VA)
Shawna Hamic
Martha Jefferson / Dr. Lyman Hall (GA)
Eryn LeCroy
John Adams (MA)
Kristolyn Lloyd
John Hancock, President of the Congress
Liz Mikel
Benjamin Franklin (PA)
Patrena Murray
Joseph Hewes (NC)
Oneika Phillips
Samuel Chase (MD)
Lulu Picart
Edward Rutledge (SC)
Sara Porkalob
Judge James Wilson (PA)
Sushma Saha
Roger Sherman (CT)
Brooke Simpson
Courier
Salome B. Smith
Dr. Josiah Bartlett (NH)
Sav Souza
Caesar Rodney (DE)
Jill Vallery
Standby
Shelby Acosta
Standby
Ariella Serur
Standby
Grace Stockdale
Standby
Dawn L. Troupe
Standby
Rose Van Dyne
Standby
Imani Pearl Williams

1776 Creative

Music and Lyrics
Sherman Edwards
Book
Peter Stone
Based on a Concept by
Sherman Edwards
Directors
Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus
Choreography
Jeffrey L. Page
Set Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Emilio Sosa
Lighting Design
Jen Schriever
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans
Projection Design
David Bengali
Hair & Wigs
Mia Neal
Fight Choreographer
Thomas Schall
Dialect Coach
Dawn-Elin Fraser
Orchestrations
John Clancy
Music Director
Ryan Cantwell
Vocal Design
AnnMarie Milazzo
Music Coordinator
Dean Sharenow
Associate Director
Brisa Areli Muñoz
Music Supervision
David Chase

GALAPRO

Roundabout is pleased to offer GalaPro, a free app for live transcription and audio description that you can use on your personal smartphone device. Free captions are available in Spanish with GalaPro. Download the GalaPro app from the app store or Google Play.

  • Audio description is now available
  • Closed captioning is now available
  • Spanish Language Subtitles is now available

CHECK OUT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS AND FEATURES

Discover the artists and history behind 1776 in the Upstage Playgoer’s Guide. 

READ THE UPSTAGE GUIDE

 

1776 is a co-production with The American Repertory Theater.

Production support of 1776 at A.R.T: Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust, Allison Johnson, and Serena and Bill Lese.

Underwriting support for 1776 is provided by Elizabeth Armstrong. 

1776 benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Production Fund with lead gifts from the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Michael Kors and Lance Le Pere, Diane and Tom Tuft, and Cynthia C. Wainwright and Stephen Berger. 

1776 is made possible by the Champions for Inclusive Theatre and Roundabout’s Forward Fund. We acknowledge the generous friends who support our many efforts to increase representation and inclusion in all aspects of theatre: Elizabeth Armstrong, Bank of America, Eugene and Joann Bissell and the Lillian Lincoln Foundation, Barbara and Peter Bye, R. Martin Chavez, Herbert W. Engert Jr. and Timothy Miller, EY, the Ford Foundation, Kenny Leon, Gina Maria Leonetti, Charles Randolph-Wright, Beryl Snyder, and Denise Littlefield Sobel.

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American Airlines Theatre℠

227 West 42nd Street

between 7th and 8th Avenues