1776: Musical Info & Synopsis


1776 tells the story of the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The narrative follows key Founding Fathers, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson, as they grapple with the decision to declare independence from the British monarchy. 1776 showcases the challenges faced and the compromises that led to the birth of a new nation.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1969)

Cast Size: 13+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1700s / USA (Pennsylvania)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Sherman Edwards

Book: Peter Stone

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1969)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1960s, America, Dramatic, Historical, One-Word, PoliticalTony AwardTrue Story

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