American Repertory Theater 

Presents the Musical


A co-production with Roundabout Theatre Company

Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA.

Book by Peter Stone
Music and Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Based on a Concept by Sherman Edwards
Directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane Paulus
Choreography by Jeffrey L. Page

Performance Dates:

Opening Celebration: May 26, 2022
ASL Interpreted: June 22, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 26, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 10, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 13, 2022 at 7:30pm
Audio Described: June 17, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 18, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 9, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 15, 2022 at 7:30pm
Open Captioned: June 23, 2022 at 7:30pm, June 25, 2022 at 2:00pm, July 9, 2022 at 2:00pm & July 14, 2022 at 7:30pm
Relaxed: July 17, 2022 at 2:00pm



They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. 

Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. 

But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? 

And who does that freedom belong to? 

Following its run at A.R.T., 1776 will play at Roundabout Theatre Company in fall 2022 and begin a national tour in February 2023.

Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus direct a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.


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The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry. A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under the leadership of Paulus as the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director, A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by programming transformative theatrical experiences, always including the audience as a central partner. A.R.T. is committed to a long-term process of centering anti-racism in its practice, policies, culture, pedagogy, governance and organizational structure.