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  • Mainstage
  • Mar 30 - Apr 3, 2016

  • Overview

    Ring in the election year with 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. A unique show that presents John Adams (Santino Fontana), Thomas Jefferson (John Behlmann), and Benjamin Franklin (John Larroquette) in all their fractious, fascinating complexity, 1776 features beloved songs such as “Sit Down, John,” “Cool, Cool, Considerate Men,” and “He Plays the Violin.” The Encores! production will remind you of how far America has come—and how little we’ve changed.

    “A brilliant and remarkably moving work of theatrical art.”
    New York Post review of the original production

    To learn more about 1776, visit our blog.

    Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.

    Encores! Season Sponsors
    Stacey and Eric Mindich
    Nathalie and Pablo Salame
    The Shubert Foundation, Inc.
    Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!

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    • Encores! 1776 Preview

    • First Look at Encores! 1776

  • Cast & Credits

    Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
    Book by Peter Stone
    Based on a Concept by Sherman Edwards
    Original Production Directed by Peter Hunt
    Originally Produced on the Broadway Stage by Stuart Ostrow
    Starring Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renée Daniels, André De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.
    Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
    Choreography by Chris Bailey
    Guest Music Director Ben Whiteley
    Directed by Garry Hynes

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