1776

Original Broadway Production (1969)

Production Info

Previews: March 12, 1969 (5 prev.)
Opening March 16, 1969
Closing: February 13, 1972
Length of Run: 1217 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director
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Musical Numbers Staging

Cast

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John Hancock (President)
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John Adams (Massachusetts)
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Stephen Hopkins (Rhode Island)
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Benjamin Franklin (Pennsylvania)
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John Dickinson (Pennsylvania)
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Richard Henry Lee (Virginia)
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Thomas Jefferson (Virginia)
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Edward Rutledge (South Carolina)
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Abigail Adams
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Martha Jefferson

Musical Numbers

Main Program

  • Sit Down, John .... John Adams & the Congress
  • Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve .... Adams
  • Till Then .... John & Abigail Adams
  • The Lees of Old Virginia .... Lee, Franklin & Adams
  • But, Mr. Adams .... Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Sherman & Livingston
  • Yours, Yours, Yours .... John & Abigail Adams
  • He Plays the Violin .... Martha Jefferson, Franklin & Adams
  • Cool, Cool, Considerate Men .... Dickinson & The Conservatives
  • Momma Look Sharp .... Courier, Congressional Custodian & Leather Apron
  • The Egg .... Franklin, Adams & Jefferson
  • Molasses to Rum .... Rutledge
  • Yours, Yours, Yours (Reprise) .... Abigail
  • Is Anybody There? .... Adams

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

When the production opened, there was no intermission. About 10 minutes before performance time, an announcement would be heard through the speakers warning the audience that the running time of the show was more than two hours and there was no intermission so they should now do whatever they needed to do before the performance started.

An intermission was added for the London production, reportedly because it was believed that the London theatregoing public would want one. The intermission was placed after "Momma, Look Sharp." To their surprise, the creative team found that they preferred the show with an intermission. On July 23, 1970, an intermission was added to the Broadway production. It seems that between the London opening on June 16, 1970, and July 23, an intermission was added to the national tour.

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Production Info

Previews: March 12, 1969 (5 prev.)
Opening March 16, 1969
Closing: February 13, 1972
Length of Run: 1217 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

Main Run

Tryout

Audio Recordings

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Broadcast Recordings

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