Witness the birth of a nation as our forefathers struggle to craft the Declaration of Independence.
The seminal 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 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.
1776 is a funny, insightful and compelling drama with a striking score and legendary book.
Recommended for ages 8+
"This beloved 1969 Tony Award-winning show was an obvious inspiration for a musical currently running on Broadway that you may have heard something about — Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton."
"But to praise the brilliance of the dialogue is not to diminish the beauties of the score by Sherman Edwards"
- Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"1776 is not so much about how we came to be a country as about how close we came to not being one." - Jesse Greene
Paul L. Johnson
Eric B. Cohen
Tim di Fiore
Paul L. Johnson
At the Howe Theatre in
the R.I. Cultural Center
548 Main Street.
is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
March 23 8pm
March 24 2pm
March 24 8pm
March 25 7pm