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1776

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This production has been postponed to our 2020/21 Season.

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This production has been postponed to our 2020/21 Season.

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Wednesday

June 3

11AM

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Tickets may still be available for school groups. Please email groups@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300 for availability.

Wednesday

June 3

7:30PM

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Thursday

June 4

7:30PM

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Friday

June 5

7:30PM

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Saturday

June 6

2PM

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Saturday

June 6

7:30PM

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Sunday

June 7

2PM

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Tuesday

June 9

7:30PM

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Wednesday

June 10

2PM

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Wednesday

June 10

7:30PM

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Thursday

June 11

7:30PM

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Friday

June 12

7:30PM

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Saturday

June 13

2PM

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Saturday

June 13

7:30PM

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Sunday

June 14

2PM

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Tuesday

June 16

7:30PM

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Wednesday

June 17

2PM

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Wednesday

June 17

7:30PM

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

June 18

7:30PM

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Friday

June 19

7:30PM

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Saturday

June 20

2PM

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Saturday

June 20

7:30PM

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Sunday

June 21

2PM

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.
Currently unavailable

If you are interested in seats for ASL Interpretation, email access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Tuesday

June 23

7:30PM

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Wednesday

June 24

2PM

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Wednesday

June 24

7:30PM

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Thursday

June 25

7:30PM

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

June 26

7:30PM

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.
Currently unavailable

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description, email access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

June 27

2PM

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.
Currently unavailable

If you are interested in seats for Audio Description or Open Captioning, email access@amrep.org or call 617.547.8300.

Saturday

June 27

7:30PM

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Sunday

June 28

2PM

Currently unavailable

This event has been postponed to our 2020/21 Season.

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? Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus directs a new production of this Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history.

“I have been overwhelmed by the compassion, humanity, and unstoppable creativity expressed by our company of 1776 who have come together from across the country for our virtual workshop. Their resilience has infused me with hope for the future of theater amid this time of uncertainty.

As we embark on our journey together on this production, we find ourselves reckoning with our country’s history, reexamining the pivotal moment of our nation’s founding portrayed in 1776—the writing of the Declaration of Independence, a ‘promissory note,’ that, in Martin Luther King’s words ‘America has defaulted on.’ Our cast includes multiple representations of gender, race, and ethnicity that allow this revival of 1776 to more broadly reflect today’s America, our America.

As artists, we are embracing our American history as a human predicament and are committed to the process of learning from the past in order to move forward together.” 

– Diane Paulus, Director of 1776 / Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director

Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Based on a concept by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Diane Paulus

Production Sponsors of 1776
Katie and Paul Buttenwieser
The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust
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
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

Direction

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

Casting

Stephen Kopel

Music Supervision

David Chase

Orchestrations

John Clancy

Vocal Design

AnnMarie Milazzo

Co-Music Direction

Nadia Digiallonardo

Ryan Cantwell

Music Consultant

Nadia Digiallonardo

Cast

George Read

Nancy Anderson

Col. Thomas McKean

Becca Ayers

Custodian Andrew McNair

Tiffani Barbour

Robert Livingston

Allison Blackwell

Judge James Wilson

Hannah Cruz

Abigail Adams/​Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Thomas Jefferson

Elizabeth A. Davis

Charles Thomson

Mehry Eslaminia

Stephen Hopkins

Joanna Glushak

Richard Henry Lee

Shawna Hamic

Martha Jefferson/​Dr. Lyman Hall

Eryn LeCroy

John Adams

Crystal Lucas-Perry

John Hancock

Liz Mikel

Benjamin Franklin

Patrena Murray

John Dickinson

Kerry O’Malley

Joseph Hewes

Oneika Phillips

Samuel Chase

Lulu Picart

Edward Rutledge

Sara Porkalob

Roger Sherman

Brooke Simpson

Courier

Salome Smith

Dr. Josiah Bartlett

Sav Souza

Standby

Grace Stockdale

Caesar Rodney

Jill Vallery

Standby

Imani Peral Williams

Stage Management

Sharika Niles

Genevieve Kersh

John Meredith