1776 (Broadway)
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1776 (Broadway)

1776 (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(761 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Ambitious, Clever, Absorbing

The classic musical about the birth of America, featuring an all-female, non-binary and trans cast.

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116 Reviews | 18 Followers
Entertaining, Phenomenal, Must see, Great singing, Ambitious

See it if You like history brought to life, great musical numbers, all told by the people who were ignored by the original players.

Don't see it if LGBTQ or women actors will alienate you from the play

95 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You like to witness talented performers enact a well written script

Don't see it if You do not like history

79 Reviews | 17 Followers
Resonant, Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if a revival of 1776 casting the Founding Fathers with women of varied ethnicities, hair styles and body types appeals to you.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of cross gender casting, don't like musicals or historical drama. Read more

126 Reviews | 29 Followers
Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting, Epic, Clever

See it if You’ve never, it’s a classic and this production is revolutionary, pun intended. The cast is masterful and groundbreaking

Don't see it if You don’t like historical pieces or the show as a whole, want fun and lighter themes and plot lines.

77 Reviews | 18 Followers
Exquisite, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If like to see universally exquisite talent on stage

Don't see it if You expect a lavish stage set

134 Reviews | 15 Followers
Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Must see, Masterful

See it if You are interested in history explored through am interesting lens.

Don't see it if You for like plays addressing slavery, and our nation's history

55 Reviews | 11 Followers
Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great singing

See it if you enjoy reimagined productions of classic musicals that provoke thought and that feature strong vocal performances

Don't see it if you don't like shows that veer from the original vision in terms of casting, staging, or musical arrangements (songs had a more rocky feel) Read more

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Resonant, Great singing, Delightful

See it if you like new takes on old shows.

Don't see it if you're a Broadway or American purist. Read more

Critic Reviews (23)

The New York Times
October 6th, 2022

"The production is instead so overpumped and overplayed as to be hardly comprehensible is the result of a fundamental misunderstanding of the musical, which is plenty complicated as written."
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Time Out New York
October 6th, 2022

"You leave the production newly amazed by the radical contingency of history as we know it...The spirit of ’76 still haunts America, for better and for worse."
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New York Theatre Guide
October 6th, 2022

"Short of lightning-fast rap battles, if anything can make a group of dead white men talking interesting, it's the knowledge that we're really watching a lively, fresh generation of actors making their names known and their voices heard."
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 6th, 2022

"I find myself deeply moved by the collective work to bring out the beauty and joy in such a fundamentally corrupted musical, and I’m glad to have witnessed it. I want other people to witness it."
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New Yorker
October 7th, 2022

"Stern looks do not, politically and artistically, get us very far, but great musical moments still have power: they win the signatures; they rally the troops; they ring the bell."
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The Wall Street Journal
October 6th, 2022

"In truth, the conceit of the production doesn’t add any significant extrinsic meanings to the musical."
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October 6th, 2022

"At its best, the Roundabout’s production of '1776' ... shakes off any undue weight of expectation, treating the audience to classic musical theater songs sung by voices that have never before been given access."
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October 6th, 2022

"This '1776' allows audience to witness a history anew through an outsider’s eye, as it reframes the classic Trumbull painting in a different light...one that inspires, yes, but one that also continues to haunt in its incompleteness."
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