1776, The Musical

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The groundbreaking event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 1776 puts a human face on the pages of history as we see the men behind the national icons: proud, frightened, uncertain, irritable, charming, often petty and ultimately noble figures determined to do the right thing for a fledgling nation.  It's the summer of 1776, and the nation is ready to declare independence...if only our founding fathers can agree to do it! 1776 follows John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, and Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia as they attempt to convince the members of the second Continental Congress to vote for independence from the shackles of the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
180 minutes


Stephen Hopkins
Richard Henry Lee
Martha Jefferson
Dr. Lyman Hall
Joseph Hewes
Edward Rutledge
Caesar Rodney
James Wilson
Samuel Chase
Andrew McNair
Robert Livingston
Abigail Adams
John Dickinson
Thomas Jefferson
John Witherspoon
Josiah Bartlett
Lewis Morris
Roger Sherman
Charles Thomson
Ben Franklin
George Read
Leather Apron

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