About This Show

The pivotal event in American history blazes to vivid life in this most unconventional of Broadway hits. 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 Richard Henry Lee 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. A musical about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, 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

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: April 15, 2009 Final Performance: May 17, 2009

Theatermania Review

| | April 20, 2009
The Paper Mill Playhouse presents a Broadway-caliber revival of this stirring and entertaining musical about the creation of the Declaration of Independence.