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
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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!