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1776

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Recommended for grades 8+.

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    2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

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June 28

7:30PM ET

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June 29

2PM ET

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June 29

7:30PM ET

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June 30

7:30PM ET

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July 1

7:30PM ET

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July 2

2PM ET

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July 6

2PM ET

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Wednesday

July 6

7:30PM ET

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July 7

7:30PM ET

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July 8

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Saturday

July 9

2PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
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July 9

7:30PM ET

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July 10

2PM ET

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July 10

7:30PM ET

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Tuesday

July 12

7:30PM ET

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July 13

2PM ET

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Wednesday

July 13

7:30PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
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If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Thursday

July 14

7:30PM ET

Open Captioned

[?] This performance will feature live open captioning of the show text on a stationary LED screen. Captioning is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
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If you are interested in seats for Open Captioning, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Friday

July 15

7:30PM ET

Audio Described

[?] During the performance, a trained describer inserts descriptions of critical visual elements: actions, appearance of characters, body language, costumes, settings, lighting, etc. Audio description is available at any seat in the theater via a wireless earphone available at the reception desk. Join us one hour pre-show for a tactile touch tour and pre-show description.
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If you are interested in seats for Audio Description, email Access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

July 16

2PM ET

ASL Interpreted

[?] This performance will feature live American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters live. All interpreters are trained professionals working with a Deaf ASL coach. Interpretation is visible from select seats. Please contact ticket services at ticketservices@amrep.org or 617-547-8300 to book.
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July 16

7:30PM ET

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July 17

2PM ET

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This performance will be relaxed.

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July 19

7:30PM ET

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July 20

2PM ET

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July 20

7:30PM ET

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July 21

7:30PM ET

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July 22

7:30PM ET

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July 23

2PM ET

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July 23

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July 24

2PM ET

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Deeply moving! An exhilarating and touching embrace of the possibilities of the future.

The Washington Post

Electrifying! Not your (founding) fathers’ 1776. An extraordinarily talented cast.

WBUR

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And who does that freedom belong to? Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus direct a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.

Following its run at A.R.T., 1776 will play at Roundabout Theatre Company in fall 2022 and begin a national tour in February 2023.

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.

Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Based on a Concept by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus
Choreography by Jeffrey L. Page
A co-production with Roundabout Theatre Company

Notable dates

Opening Celebration: 5/26
ASL Interpreted: 7/13 at 7:30PM & 7/16 at 2PM
Audio Described: 6/17 at 7:30PM, 6/18 at 2PM, 7/9 at 2PM, & 7/15 at 7:30PM
Open Captioned: 6/23 at 7:30PM, 6/25 at 2PM, 7/9 at 2PM, & 7/14 at 7:30PM
Relaxed: 7/17 at 2PM

Production Sponsors of 1776
Katie and Paul Buttenwieser
The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust
Allison Johnson
Serena and Bill Lese
Education and Engagement Support
Ford Foundation
Additional Production Support
Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine
Janet and Irv Plotkin
Professor Mark V. Tushnet
National Endowment for the Arts
Additional Education and Engagement Support
Bank of America
Fresh Sound Foundation
Klarman Family Foundation
Mass Humanities
Production Support of 1776 at Roundabout Theatre Company
Elizabeth Armstrong

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Credits

Creative Team

Music and Lyrics by

Sherman Edwards

Book by

Peter Stone

Based on a concept by

Sherman Edwards

Directed by

Jeffrey L. Page

Diane Paulus

Choreography

Jeffrey L. Page

Scenic Design

Scott Pask

Costume Design

Emilio Sosa

Lighting Design

Jennifer Schriever

Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

Projection Design

David Bengali

Hair, Wig, and Makeup Design

Mia Neal

Music Supervisor

David Chase

Orchestrator

John Clancy

Vocal Designer

AnnMarie Milazzo

Music Director

Ryan Cantwell

Production Stage Manager

Alfredo Macias

Cast

Crystal Lucas Perry

John Adams

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Crystal Lucas Perry

John Adams

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Gisela Adisa Headshot

Robert Livingston

Gisela Adisa

Gisela Adisa Headshot

Robert Livingston

Gisela Adisa

Nancy Anderson Headshot

George Read

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson Headshot

George Read

Nancy Anderson

Becca Ayers Headshot

Col. Thomas McKean

Becca Ayers

Becca Ayers Headshot

Col. Thomas McKean

Becca Ayers

Tiffani Barbour Headshot

Custodian Andrew McNair

Tiffani Barbour

Tiffani Barbour Headshot

Custodian Andrew McNair

Tiffani Barbour

Allison Briner Dardenne Headshot

Stephen Hopkins

Allison Briner Dardenne

Allison Briner Dardenne Headshot

Stephen Hopkins

Allison Briner Dardenne

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Abigail Adams/​Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Abigail Adams/​Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Elizabeth A. Davis Headshot

Thomas Jefferson

Elizabeth A. Davis

Elizabeth A. Davis Headshot

Thomas Jefferson

Elizabeth A. Davis

Mehry Eslaminia Headshot

Secretary Charles Thomson

Mehry Eslaminia

Mehry Eslaminia Headshot

Secretary Charles Thomson

Mehry Eslaminia

Joanna Glushak Headshot

John Dickinson

Joanna Glushak

Joanna Glushak Headshot

John Dickinson

Joanna Glushak

Shawna Hamic Headshot

Richard Henry Lee

Shawna Hamic

Shawna Hamic Headshot

Richard Henry Lee

Shawna Hamic

Eryn Lecroy

Martha Jefferson/​Dr. Lyman Hall

Eryn LeCroy

Eryn Lecroy

Martha Jefferson/​Dr. Lyman Hall

Eryn LeCroy

Liz Mikel Headshot

John Hancock

Liz Mikel

Liz Mikel Headshot

John Hancock

Liz Mikel

Patrena Murray

Benjamin Franklin

Patrena Murray

Patrena Murray

Benjamin Franklin

Patrena Murray

Oneika Phillips Headshot

Joseph Hewes

Oneika Phillips

Oneika Phillips Headshot

Joseph Hewes

Oneika Phillips

Lulu Picart

Samuel Chase

Lulu Picart

Lulu Picart

Samuel Chase

Lulu Picart

Sara Porkalob

Edward Rutledge

Sara Porkalob

Sara Porkalob

Edward Rutledge

Sara Porkalob

Sushma Saha Headshot

Judge James Wilson

Sushma Saha

Sushma Saha Headshot

Judge James Wilson

Sushma Saha

Brooke Simpson Headshot

Roger Sherman

Brooke Simpson

Brooke Simpson Headshot

Roger Sherman

Brooke Simpson

Salome B. Smith Headshot

Courier

Salome B. Smith

Salome B. Smith Headshot

Courier

Salome B. Smith

Sav Souza Headshot

Dr. Josiah Bartlett

Sav Souza

Sav Souza Headshot

Dr. Josiah Bartlett

Sav Souza

Jill Vallery Headshot

Caesar Rodney

Jill Vallery

Jill Vallery Headshot

Caesar Rodney

Jill Vallery

Ariella Serur Headshot

Standby

Ariella Serur

Ariella Serur Headshot

Standby

Ariella Serur

Grace Stockdale Headshot

Standby

Grace Stockdale

Grace Stockdale Headshot

Standby

Grace Stockdale

Imani Pearl Williams

Standby

Imani Pearl Williams

Imani Pearl Williams

Standby

Imani Pearl Williams

Rose Van Dyne Headshot

Standby

Rose Van Dyne

Rose Van Dyne Headshot

Standby

Rose Van Dyne

Sabrina K. Victor Headshot

Standby

Sabrina K. Victor

Sabrina K. Victor Headshot

Standby

Sabrina K. Victor

Additional Staff

Genevieve Kersh and John Meredith are the Assistant Stage Managers.

1776 casting is by Stephen Kopel. Brisa Areli Muñoz is Associate Director. Tamar Climan is the Supervising Producer.