Preview Clips From the Starry 1776 Revival at City Center Encores!

Santino Fontana stars as John Adams in the patriotic musical.

Before Hamilton made history fashionable, 1776 was the reigning piece of Broadway Americana. The Tony-winning 1969 musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence returns tonight at New York City Center Encores! for a weekend of performances, running through April 3. Take a look at highlights from the production, starring Tony nominee Santino Fontana (John Adams), Nikki Renée Daniels (Martha Jefferson), Tony winner John Larroquette (Benjamin Franklin), and a color-blind cast of Broadway mainstays who take on our founding fathers.

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