ST. LOUIS (June 6, 2019) – The Muny announced today its complete cast, design and production team for 1776, the third show of its second century, June 27 – July 3. 1776 is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
“Exactly 50 years after it won the Tony Award for Best Musical, 1776 remains a powerful American musical,” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “Following his triumphant production of Gypsy last season, director Rob Ruggerio, this creative team and cast are sure to create a bold and beautiful show.”
Joining the previously announced Robert Petkoff (John Adams), Adam Heller (Benjamin Franklin) and Keith Hines (Thomas Jefferson) are Jenny Powers (Abigail Adams) and Ali Ewoldt (Martha Jefferson). Additional members of the Continental Congress include George Abud (James Wilson), Ryan Andes (Richard Henry Lee), Reed Armstrong (Dr. Lyman Hall), Patrick Blindauer (Samuel Chase), Harry Bouvy (Andrew McNair), Dean Christopher (Joseph Hewes), Bobby Conte Thornton (Edward Rutledge), Ben Davis (John Dickinson), J.D. Daw (Robert Livingston), Gary Glasgow (Charles Thomson), Philip Hoffman (Caesar Rodney), Michael Thomas Holmes (George Read), Joneal Joplin (Stephen Hopkins), Brian Keane (Col. Thomas McKean), Benjamin Love (A Leather Apron), Larry Mabrey (Lewis Morris), Ben Nordstrom (Dr. Josiah Bartlett), Rich Pisarkiewicz (Painter), Alex Prakken (Courier), Michael James Reed (John Hancock), Greg Roderick (Roger Sherman) and Jerry Vogel (Rev. John Witherspoon).
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As previously announced, 1776 is directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Enrique Brown with music direction by James Moore.
The production team leading 1776 includes scenic design by Luke Cantarella, costume design by Alejo Vietti, lighting design by John Lasiter, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Greg Emetaz, wig design by Leah J. Loukas. Production stage manager is Nancy Uffner. Casting is by Telsey + Company.
ROBERT PETKOFF (John Adams) Muny: Young Frankenstein (Frederick). Broadway: All the Way, Anything Goes, Ragtime, Spamalot, Fiddler on the Roof and Epic Proportions. Off-Broadway: The Hard Problem, 39 Steps, More Stately Mansions, Avow. London: The Royal Family with Judi Dench and Tantalus. Tours: Fun Home (Bruce), Spamalot (Sir Robin) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Algernon). Regional: Title roles in Sweeney Todd, Hamlet, Troilus & Cressida and Romeo & Juliet, among others, at theatres such as Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Old Globe, DCPA and The Mark Taper Forum. Film/TV: Irrational Man, Milk and Money, Gameday, Vice Versa, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Forever, Law & Order, The Good Wife. Robert is also an award-winning audio book narrator with over 200 titles and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association.
ADAM HELLER (Benjamin Franklin) Muny: Gypsy. Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Follies, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, Elf, Baby, It’s You; Caroline, or Change; A Class Act, Victor/Victoria, Les Misérables. National tours: Titanic, Falsettos. Off- Broadway: Popcorn Falls, A Letter to Harvey Milk, Peer Gynt, Wings, Make Me a Song: The Music of William Finn; The Immigrant, Merrily We Roll Along. Regional: The Flamingo Kid, Fiddler on the Roof (Connecticut Critics Circle Award/Best Actor), Rags, The Chosen, My Name is Asher Lev, Merrily We Roll Along (Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration). Television: The Good Fight, Elementary, Unforgettable, The Americans, The Sopranos, Law & Order (all), Oz, Submissions Only. Graduate: NYU/Tisch.
KEITH HINES (Thomas Jefferson) is thrilled to return to The Muny for its 101st season! Keith played Nick Massi in the regional premiere of Jersey Boys at The Muny last summer! Off-Broadway: Cougar the Musical (Buck), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Stefan). National tour: Jersey Boys (Nick Massi). Other credits: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston, TUTS), Camelot (Lancelot) and 1776 (Thomas Jefferson, Pittsburgh Public Theater), The Crucible (John Proctor, New Ohio Theatre), Les Misérables (Enjolras) and Urban Cowboy (Bud, West Virginia Public Theatre). Master’s Degree in Music, Oklahoma City University and acting at Jayd McCarty’s The Studio/New York. For backstage shenanigans and more, follow on Instagram! @keithhinesjr
JENNY POWERS (Abigail Adams) is thrilled to be back at The Muny where her credits include Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (Monotony Singer/Hildy, 2018), Mamma Mia! (Tanya, 2016); The Addams Family (Morticia Addams, 2014), Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins, 2013), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Milly, 2011), Camelot (Guenevere, 2009) and Oliver! (Nancy, 2006). Broadway: Rizzo in Grease and Meg in Little Women. Theatre highlights: Marie Dancing Still and Secondhand Lions (The 5th Avenue Theatre), Lois Lane in …It’s Superman (NY City Center Encores!); Donnybrook! (Irish Rep, Drama Desk nomination); Dangerous Beauty (Pasadena), Happiness (Lincoln Center) and Little Dancer (Kennedy Center). TV: The Mysteries of Laura, Blue Bloods, Power, The Good Wife, Mercy, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Nurse Jackie, All My Children. jenny-powers.com
ALI EWOLDT (Martha Jefferson) is always thrilled to return to The Muny! Previous credits: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Philia) and West Side Story (Maria). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine Daaé), Les Misérables (also national tour), The King and I (also national tour, Lyric Opera of Chicago). Maria in West Side Story (national/international tour, PCLO), Luisa in The Fantasticks (off-Broadway) and a one-woman adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (off-Broadway) with Royal Family Productions. Concert: Feinstein’s/54 Below, Alice Tully Hall, The Town Hall, Canyon Ranch, NY Pops at Carnegie Hall, American Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony and Boston Pops. TV/Film: The Michael J. Fox Show, Yield and the short film Mia. She has a BA in psychology from Yale University. www.aliewoldt.com
GEORGE ABUD (James Wilson) Muny debut! George is an Arab-American actor who most recently starred as Lewis Chapman in the Pre-Broadway tryout of August Rush at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL. Broadway: The Band’s Visit starring Katrina Lenk & Tony Shalhoub (Original Broadway Cast Recording); The Visit starring Chita Rivera & Roger Rees (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Off-Broadway: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opposite Raúl Esparza, Nathan The Wise opposite F. Murray Abraham, Peer Gynt opposite Gabriel Ebert, and Allegro directed by John Doyle (Classic Stage Company); The Band’s Visit directed by David Cromer (Atlantic Theater Company); Lolita, My Love opposite Robert Sella (York Theatre Company). International: The New Prince with Barbara Walsh, Marc Kudisch, and Paulo Szot at the Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam.
RYAN ANDES (Richard Henry Lee) Very excited to be at The Muny once again! Broadway: Big Fish as Karl the Giant. TV Musicals: Peter Pan Live! Off-Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Avery Fisher Hall with NY Philharmonic), The Wild Party (NY City Center Encores!). Select Regional: South Pacific (The Muny, Papermill), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Finger Lakes MTF). TV Drama: You (Netflix), Person of Interest, Elementary, Madam Secretary, The Path. www.ryanandes.com
REED ARMSTRONG (Dr. Lyman Hall) Broadway/tours: Miss Saigon, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: The Great Society, Opal. Regional: The Fourth Wall, Crimes of the Heart, Jesus Christ Superstar, Chamberlain, Barefoot in the Park, It’s a Wonderful Life, Baby, My Fair Lady. Los Angeles: Chess, The Diviners, Waiting, Blue Corridor, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Songs from the Tall Grass. Recordings: L’Histoire du soldat (Chesky Records), La Cenerentola (NPR). Television: City on a Hill, Arrest & Trial, The Young and the Restless, Capitol, Another World, Highway to Heaven, Dynasty, Conan. Film: Fracture, A Taste of Hemlock, Copperhead, Into the Night, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. An Arizona native, he’s been a New Yorker for 30 years and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.reedarmstrong.biz
PATRICK BLINDAUER (Samuel Chase) returns to the Muny stage, having previously appeared in Annie (Bundles, Ensemble), Singin’ in the Rain (Rod, Ensemble) and 42nd Street (Mac, Thug, Doctor). He’s a graduate of The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University and a crossword constructor for The New York Times, USA Today, Crosswords with Friends, and his website, patrickspuzzles.com. On-screen, Patrick appeared in the film A Beautiful Mind and 7 episodes of Strangers with Candy. His other local projects include Love’s Labors Lost (Costard) and Romeo & Juliet (Prologue, Peter, Apothecary) for Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Seussical (Horton) for Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and The Wizard of Oz (Lion) for Variety Theatre.
HARRY BOUVY (Andrew McNair) Muny debut! Off-Broadway: Dr. Chilton/Hannibal Lecter (Silence! The Musical, original cast recording), The Common Man (A Man for All Seasons). National tour: Dr. Dillamond (Wicked), Carmen Ghia (The Producers). Las Vegas: Sir Robin (Spamalot). Favorite roles: Henry Higgins (My Fair Lady), John Adams (1776), Nathan Detroit (Guys & Dolls) and Vanya (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). Regional: Yale Rep, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre Pittsburgh, TheaterWorks Hartford, Montana Shakespeare, Utah Shakespeare, Arrow Rock Lyceum, Bucks County Playhouse, Mason Street Warehouse, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre Company, Great Lakes Theater. Four one-man shows: I Am My Own Wife, Fully Committed, This Wonderful Life, Chesapeake. Film: The Producers. Television: The Good Wife, Law & Order, Sex & The City. www.harrybouvy.com
DEAN CHRISTOPHER (Joseph Hewes) is happy to be back at The Muny having last been seen as Amos Hart in Chicago (2012), for which he received a St. Louis Theater Circle Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical. Other Muny: Fiddler on the Roof, Evita, Show Boat, Shenandoah and Joseph…Dreamcoat. Other favorite St. Louis roles include Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls and Herbie in Gypsy for Stages St Louis, as well as originating the role of Klaus in The Black Rep’s The Ninth Wave. Dean enjoys performing his one-man Rat Pack show and was a favorite opening act for legendary comedian Don Rickles. Proud member of AEA for 36 years. www.ratpackandmore.com
BOBBY CONTE THORNTON (Edward Rutledge) Muny: Les Misérables (Enjolras), Jersey Boys (Bob Gaudio/dir. Josh Rhodes). Broadway: A Bronx Tale (dirs. Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks). Other NY theater: My Fair Lady (Bay Street Theater/dir. Michael Arden), Starting Here, Starting Now (York Theatre Company/dir. Richard Maltby, Jr.). Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), all-male A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Two River Theater), world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors (McCarter Theatre Center/Cleveland Play House), Grease (Paper Mill Playhouse). Film/TV: If Beale Street Could Talk (dir. Barry Jenkins), Madam Secretary (CBS), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix), The Code (CBS). Training: BFA, University of Michigan; RADA. @bobby_conte
BEN DAVIS (John Dickinson) Ben is thrilled to be back at his favorite summer theatre destination! He was most recently seen in NYC as Randy Curtis opposite Victoria Clark in Lady In The Dark and Cosmo Constantine in Encores! Call Me Madam, opposite Carmen Cusack. Muny: Jesus Christ Superstar (Pilate), Oklahoma! (Curly); South Pacific (Emile), Spamalot (Galahad). Broadway: 2003 Tony Honor for La bohème (Marcello), Dear Evan Hansen (Larry/stby), Violet (Preacher), A Little Night Music, Les Misérables (Javert and Enjolras), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor Graydon). Tours: The Sound of Music (Georg von Trapp), Spamalot (Galahad). Regional: Kiss Me, Kate (Fred/Petruchio) at The 5th Avenue Theatre. UK: BBC Proms Kiss Me, Kate (Fred/Petruchio). Concerts: Philly Pops, Boston Pops, LA Phil, RTÉ, and many others. Film/TV: Blue Bloods, A Hand of Bridge, The Magic Flute, 30 Rock, Numb3rs. www.benjaminjaydavis.com
J.D. DAW (Robert Livingston) Muny: The Music Man (Jacey Squires). Other regional: Spamalot (Sir Dennis Galahad), Forever Plaid (Jinx), The Music Man (Jacey Squires) and Funny Girl (Ziegfeld Tenor) for North Shore Music Theatre; Next to Normal (Dr. Madden) for TheaterWorks Hartford; The Music Man (Jacey Squires) for Sacramento Music Circus; Moon Over the Brewery, I Love You, You’re Perfect…, Comedy of Tenors, One Slight Hitch for The Mountain Playhouse; and Rags (Irish Tenor/Sal understudy) for Goodspeed Opera House. J.D. played Jinx in Forever Plaid for the inaugural productions of both the Cosmopolitan Cabaret in Sacramento and the Pittsburgh CLO Cabaret.
GARY GLASGOW (Charles Thomson) is delighted to return to The Muny where he has appeared in over 40 productions. Favorite roles: Annie (F.D.R.), Singin’ in the Rain (Diction Coach), Seussical (Mayor), West Side Story (Gladhand) and Titanic (Pittman). 13 seasons at Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: The Taming of the Shrew (Gremio), The Winter’s Tale (Autolycus), Romeo and Juliet (Friar Lawrence). St. Louis: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Variety Theatre, Mustard Seed Theatre and The New Jewish Theatre. Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Repertory, Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Apple Tree Theatre, and Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. A 26-year faculty member of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Proud member of Actors Equity Association.
PHILIP HOFFMAN (Caesar Rodney) Muny debut! A veteran of 12 original Broadway casts including Into the Woods, Falsettos, Is There Life After High School?; Baby, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Cabaret (2014 revival), A Catered Affair and Our Mother’s Brief Affair. Off-Broadway productions range from All in the Timing to Yiddle With a Fiddle. Around the country he’s appeared in Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika (Roy Cohen), Speed-the-Plow (Charlie Fox), Bat Boy (Dr. Parker), Hairspray (Wilbur), Syncopation, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in national tours of Jekyll & Hyde and Titanic. TV: Billions, Blue Bloods, Bull, Law & Order, Orange Is the New Black and upcoming HBO mini-series The Plot Against America. He can be heard on several cast recordings and audiobooks on Audible.com. More info: www.1philiphoffman.com
MICHAEL THOMAS HOLMES (George Read) received his Equity card on the Muny stage as Nahum the Beggar in Fiddler… with Theodore Bikel. Since then, he’s appeared in the 25th Anniversary tour of Phantom of the Opera, with Jason Alexander and Martin Short in The Producers and in Broadway’s Oklahoma! (Ali Hakim). Regional: Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit, Barrington Stage), Fiddler… (Tevye, Pioneer), Ragtime (Tateh, Barrymore nomination, Bristol Riverside), South Pacific (Billis, Cape Playhouse) and twice in 1776 as Adams (Guthrie) and Hancock (PCPA Theatrefest). MFA in Acting: UC Irvine. TV/Film: The Blacklist: Redemption, Smash, Law & Order, The Producers (Stormtrooper Rolf). A BFA-trained graphic designer (from Wash U!), Michael has worked simultaneously as an actor/designer for 20+ years in NYC.
JONEAL JOPLIN (Stephen Hopkins) This is Jop’s 67th show at The Muny, beginning in 1976 with the production of 1776 and most recently as Captain Smith in Titanic (2012). Muny favorites: My Fair Lady (Alfred Doolittle), Brigadoon (Mr. Lundie), Hello, Dolly! (Horace Vandergelder); 1776 (John Hancock), Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar Wolf) and Guys and Dolls (Arvide Abernathy). Jop has received Kevin Kline, Theater Circle and Cincinnati Entertainment awards for acting, and lifetime achievement awards from Arts & Education, Arts for Life, Insight Theatre, City of Webster Groves and The Elijah P. Lovejoy Society. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity (50 years) and a proud resident of St. Louis (47 years).
BRIAN KEANE (Col. Thomas McKean) Muny debut! Brian has appeared at The Fox Theatre on the North American tour of the National Theatre’s War Horse. New York: Timon of Athens (Public/NYSF), Happy Now? (Primary Stages); The Misanthrope (Classic Stage Company), Cyrano de Bergerac and All My Sons (Roundabout). Regionally: A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie), Macbeth (Old Globe), Frost/Nixon (Bay Street Theater), A Winter’s Tale (Yale Rep); Book of Days (Arena Stage) and How I Learned to Drive (Centerstage). TV/Film: House of Cards, The Code, Ray Donovan, Murphy Brown, The Young Pope, Chicago P.D.; Gypsy, The Blacklist, Elementary, BrainDead, Gotham, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Lights Out, all three Law & Order series, Public Property, Downsized, Hustling, Urbania, Going Under, Brain Off and The BearCity Trilogy.
BENJAMIN LOVE (A Leather Apron) After calling St. Louis home for his past four years of college, Benjamin is extremely grateful to be making his Muny debut in 1776! Favorite credits include: Falsettos (Whizzer), Mamma Mia! (Sky, Grandstreet Theatre); Hamlet (Lucianus, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Love’s Labour’s Lost (The King), Next Fall (Luke, Webster Conservatory). BFA Musical Theatre, Webster Conservatory; @benjaminblove, benjaminblove.com.
LARRY MABREY (Lewis Morris) is thrilled to appear in 1776. Previous Muny: Annie, Oliver!; An Evening with the Stars. NY: Ten Little Indians (All Souls Players), Closer Than Ever, Theo Tallis, Tailor (Music Theatre Workshop), Faust In Vitro (La MaMa Experimental Theatre). Chicago: Forever Plaid (Royal George), The Music Man (Lincolnshire). St. Louis: Closer Than Ever, The Good Doctor, Love Letters (Avalon), Big River (Mark Twain), 1776 (Witherspoon), A Little Night Music (Lindquist), The Secret Garden (Lt. Wright), My One and Only (Rev. Montgomery), The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady (Stages St. Louis). Circle Mirror Transformation, Smoke on the Mountain. Directing: The Insane Sisters (Bluff City Theatre), The Good Doctor, An O. Henry Christmas, Boston Marriage, Little Bosnia (Avalon), Bedroom Farce and Never Too Late.
BEN NORDSTROM (Dr. Josiah Bartlett) is pleased to return to the Muny. Previous Muny work includes Meet Me In St. Louis, Jersey Boys, An Evening With the Stars, The Music Man, Mamma Mia! and Billy Elliot. In and around St. Louis, Ben has been seen at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Evita, Hamlet, Macbeth, [title of show], Urinetown, etc.), Shakespeare Festival St. Louis (Into the Breeches), Arrow Rock Lyceum, New Jewish, Stages St. Louis, HotCity and more. Outside of St. Louis, Ben has appeared at Berkshire Theatre Festival, Alley Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Arvada Center, Theatre Raleigh and Off-Broadway. Many thanks to St. Louis audiences who support the work! BFA, Webster Conservatory. Proud member AEA.
RICH PISARKIEWICZ (Painter) Muny 101 marks Rich’s 38th season on the Muny boards, appearing in over 80 productions, including last season’s An Evening with the Stars and Annie. He has appeared regionally with The Fox Theatres (Atlanta and St. Louis), Dallas Summer Musicals, Kansas City Starlight, and locally with Stages St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Black Rep, Westport Playhouse and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He has also enjoyed working with the Variety Theatre in several productions, most recently The Wizard of Oz. Upcoming: Man of La Mancha (Stages St. Louis). 2019 is his 41st year in professional theatre beginning with 1776 at Summerstage in 1979.
ALEX PRAKKEN (Courier) is thrilled to be returning to The Muny after most recently appearing as Marius in Les Misérables in 2013, as well as countless shows as a Muny Kid and Teen. Tour: Newsies (Oscar/Jack and Davey u/s). Favorite regional: Newsies (Jack, La Mirada), Grease (Roger, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus, Connecticut Rep), South Pacific (Cable, Olney Theatre). New York Concerts: Gutenberg the Musical! (Bud, Green Room 42); 1776 (Courier, 54 Below). Training: BFA from University of Michigan, LAMDA. @alprakken
MICHAEL JAMES REED (John Hancock) is delighted to return to The Muny! Previous appearances include: Gypsy, The Music Man, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Tarzan, South Pacific and West Side Story. Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: A Dolls House: Part 2, Oslo, Hamlet and A Christmas Carol. Shakespeare Festival St. Louis: over 10 productions, including Love’s Labors Lost, Romeo & Juliet and The Winter’s Tale. New York: La Bête (Broadway), King Lear (Roundabout), Amphitryon (Classic Stage Co.) and A Forest in Arden (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional: Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Alley Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, South Coast Rep. TV: Numb3rs, 24, JAG, Six Feet Under, The Shield, The King of Queens, That ‘70s Show, Chicago PD. Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
GREG RODERICK (Roger Sherman) grew up seeing Muny productions as a native Missourian and has been a New Yorker for 25 years. Muny: South Pacific (2013). Broadway: South Pacific (Lincoln Center). Tours: South Pacific, Parade (directed by Harold Prince), The Sound of Music. Greg worked with Steve Martin & Edie Brickell on their world premiere of Bright Star at The Old Globe Theatre, as well as 1776 at the Goodspeed Opera House. AEA Member. Twitter @gregrodericknyc, Insta @gregroderick
JERRY VOGEL (Rev. John Witherspoon) Muny credits: Pirates!; Shrek the Musical, Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up. Recent credits: Oslo (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Time Stands Still (New Jewish Theatre), A Tree, Falling (Upstream Theater). Other regional credits: The Black Rep, Insight Theatre, Mustard Seed, The Actor’s Studio, Cincinnati Playhouse, Great Lakes Theater, The New Theatre, Historyonics, Theatre Project Company and Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Jerry also made his feature film debut in the Oscar-nominated film, Up in the Air. A proud member of AEA since 1984.
Link for more information: muny.org/1776-the-musical.
About the show:
1776 features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards a book by Peter Stone and is based on a concept by Sherman Edwards.
With the American Revolution underway, a nation’s independence is ready to be claimed. The three-time Tony Award-winning 1776 sets ablaze the historic signing of the Declaration of Independence and illuminates the personalities, passions and compromises that created a nation. Featuring a telling score that includes “Sit Down, John,” “He Plays the Violin” and “Momma Look Sharp,” this Muny production will mesmerize, delight and inspire you.