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1776

  • May 17, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

Recommended for grades 8+.

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Recommended for grades 8+.

  • Run Time

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

  • Tickets

    From $25

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

The Washington Post

Captivating! A master class in musical theater revivals!

Broadway World

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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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

Music Supervisor

David Chase

Orchestrations

John Clancy

Vocal Designer

AnnMarie Milazzo

Music Director

Ryan Cantwell

Scenic Design

Scott Pask

Costume Design

Emilio Sosa

Lighting Design

Jennifer Schriever

Sound Design

Jonathan Deans

Projection Design

David Bengali

Hair and Wig Design

Mia Neal

Casting Director

Stephen Kopel, CSA

Supervising Producer

Tamar Climan

Associate Director

Brisa Areli Muñoz

Production Stage Manager

Alfredo Macias

Cast

Crystal Lucas Perry

John Adams (MA)

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Crystal Lucas Perry

John Adams (MA)

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Gisela Adisa Headshot

Robert Livingston (NY)

Gisela Adisa

Gisela Adisa Headshot

Robert Livingston (NY)

Gisela Adisa

Nancy Anderson Headshot

George Read (DE)

Nancy Anderson

Nancy Anderson Headshot

George Read (DE)

Nancy Anderson

Becca Ayers Headshot

Col. Thomas McKean (DE)

Becca Ayers

Becca Ayers Headshot

Col. Thomas McKean (DE)

Becca Ayers

Tiffani Barbour Headshot

Andrew McNair (Congressional Custodian)

Tiffani Barbour

Tiffani Barbour Headshot

Andrew McNair (Congressional Custodian)

Tiffani Barbour

Allison Briner Dardenne Headshot

Stephen Hopkins (RI)

Allison Briner Dardenne

Allison Briner Dardenne Headshot

Stephen Hopkins (RI)

Allison Briner Dardenne

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Abigail Adams/​Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon (NJ)

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Abigail Adams/​Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon (NJ)

Allyson Kaye Daniel

Elizabeth A. Davis Headshot

Thomas Jefferson (VA)

Elizabeth A. Davis

Elizabeth A. Davis Headshot

Thomas Jefferson (VA)

Elizabeth A. Davis

Mehry Eslaminia Headshot

Charles Thomson (Secretary)

Mehry Eslaminia

Mehry Eslaminia Headshot

Charles Thomson (Secretary)

Mehry Eslaminia

Joanna Glushak Headshot

John Dickinson (PA)

Joanna Glushak

Joanna Glushak Headshot

John Dickinson (PA)

Joanna Glushak

Shawna Hamic Headshot

Richard Henry Lee (VA)

Shawna Hamic

Shawna Hamic Headshot

Richard Henry Lee (VA)

Shawna Hamic

Eryn Lecroy

Martha Jefferson/​Dr. Lyman Hall (GA)

Eryn LeCroy

Eryn Lecroy

Martha Jefferson/​Dr. Lyman Hall (GA)

Eryn LeCroy

Liz Mikel Headshot

John Hancock (President, Congress)

Liz Mikel

Liz Mikel Headshot

John Hancock (President, Congress)

Liz Mikel

Patrena Murray

Benjamin Franklin (PA)

Patrena Murray

Patrena Murray

Benjamin Franklin (PA)

Patrena Murray

Oneika Phillips Headshot

Joseph Hewes (NC)

Oneika Phillips

Oneika Phillips Headshot

Joseph Hewes (NC)

Oneika Phillips

Lulu Picart

Samuel Chase (MD)

Lulu Picart

Lulu Picart

Samuel Chase (MD)

Lulu Picart

Sara Porkalob

Edward Rutledge (SC)

Sara Porkalob

Sara Porkalob

Edward Rutledge (SC)

Sara Porkalob

Sushma Saha Headshot

James Wilson (PA)

Sushma Saha

Sushma Saha Headshot

James Wilson (PA)

Sushma Saha

Brooke Simpson Headshot

Roger Sherman (CT)

Brooke Simpson

Brooke Simpson Headshot

Roger Sherman (CT)

Brooke Simpson

Salome B. Smith Headshot

Courier

Salome B. Smith

Salome B. Smith Headshot

Courier

Salome B. Smith

Sav Souza Headshot

Dr. Josiah Bartlett (NH)

Sav Souza

Sav Souza Headshot

Dr. Josiah Bartlett (NH)

Sav Souza

Jill Vallery Headshot

Caesar Rodney (DE)

Jill Vallery

Jill Vallery Headshot

Caesar Rodney (DE)

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

Genevieve Kersh and John Meredith are the Assistant Stage Managers.