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  1776 (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1776 is the title of a 1969 Broadway musical and its 1972 film adaptation.
1776 was revived by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 1997, with Brent Spiner as John Adams, Michael Cumpsty as Dickinson, Pat Hingle as Franklin, and Paul Michael Vallee as Jefferson.
On the evening of July 4, 1776, McNair rings the Liberty Bell in the background as Thomson calls each of the delegates to sign their name to the Declaration of Independence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1776_(musical)   (3800 words)

  
 1776: About the Playwrights
Sherman Edwards, the composer and lyricist for 1776, was born in New York City in 1919.
For several years Edwards tinkered with his idea of a musical comedy dealing with the behind the scenes aspects of the events leading to the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
In addition to 1776, Edwards is remembered by the musical community for a dozen top-ten songs that he wrote, as well as numerous songs written for five Elvis Presley movies.
www.bard.org /Education/resources/other/1776playwright.html   (1245 words)

  
 1776 The Director's Cut
It makes hilarious use of musical comedy conventions to serve up little historical tidbits, while driving home the point that none of these men had any idea just how significant the Declaration would become to future generations.
In fact the screenplay is a very faithful adaptation of the original play, more so than most musicals, but the proceedings rarely feel like a filmed play, thanks to the constantly moving camera and Hunt's fondness for long takes.
1776: A Musical Play by Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards -- includes the complete text of the play, a Historical Note by the authors, the complete text of Jefferson's original draft for the Declaration of Independence with the elisions clearly marked, and a bibliography.
www.treehold.com /topics/musicthea/1776/1776-dvd-review.html   (1288 words)

  
 '1776': Musical about the birth of our nation to benefit Austin High Fine Arts Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The award-winning musical about the process is being staged next week as a fund-raiser for Austin High School.
Music in the production will likely be unfamiliar, but memorable once the show is over.
Nichols said the timing for "1776" is perfect, not only because the production is staged as America's prepares to celebrate its 228th birthday, but also because of a surge in patriotism.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/livingtoday/040624/1776.shtml   (905 words)

  
 1776 The Musical: Historical References
In 1776 Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards freely adapt the historical record to create an engaging, witty look at the events that lead up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
This page tries to clarify some of the references to people and events that may not be immediately clear to a modern audience and to point out where dramatic necessity caused them to depart from the historical record.
Tradition has it that the spring and summer of 1776 were unusually hot in Philadelphia.
www.treehold.com /topics/musicthea/1776/1776-references.html   (1688 words)

  
 The Musical 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
1776 is a high energy fast paced retelling of the quest to create the Declaration of Independence by the founding fathers of America.
1776 is unique in theatre history in that poetic license rarely alters the facts during this comical and inspirational musical.
The artistic staff for 1776 are looking at current trends in behavior, especially speech and attempting to trace their origins back to our "founding fathers and mothers." The hope is that the results become an allegory for the innate differences in people.
www.amishacres.com /aa_musical_theatre/1998_season/1776/1776.htm   (4168 words)

  
 1776 The Musical @ MusicalTheatreAudition.com
1776 The Musical is a depiction of the history leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
This is the only musical written by Sherman Edwards.
He was primarily a history teacher, and spent 7 years researching before he began to write.
www.musicaltheatreaudition.com /shows/1776.html   (85 words)

  
 1776 Press Release
The unusual aspect of 1776 is that it humanizes the personal and sectional conflicts that erupted in the Continental Congress as it dawdled up to the momentous decision to cut the American colonies loose from England and form a new nation.
He has won Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards for his direction of the musical 1776 in 2000 and for his musical direction three years in a row for Brimstone, Dreamgirls, and In the Beginning at the Willows.
Holtz studied music theory and composition at the Juilliard School, is the Managing Director of the Willows Theatre Company, and serves on the Board of the San Francisco Business Arts Council.
www.willowstheatre.org /PressRoom/1776/1776_Press_1.htm   (960 words)

  
 Amazon.com: 1776: A Musical Play (Penguin Plays): Books: Sherman Edwards,Peter Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Musical Plays for Kids — Bad Wolf Press has short, quirky musical plays for classroom use, K-8, designed for musically timid teachers.
One of the most unusual things about "1776" as a musical is that the vast majority of songs are in Act I, because once the declaration committe's draft is read to the congress ("The Egg"), the debate becomes too important for anything but the most somber of songs.
Peter Stone's play "1776", is not only a wonderfully entertaining piece of musical theatre, containing great songs and dialogue (often with a healthy amount of wit), it is also historically accurate.
www.amazon.com /1776-Musical-Play-Penguin-Plays/dp/0140481397   (1409 words)

  
 Amazon.com: 1776 (Restored Director's Cut): DVD: William Daniels,Howard Da Silva,Ken Howard,Donald Madden,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 2002 DVD release of 1776 offers the 168-minute "director's cut" version of the film, which is about 20 minutes longer than the VHS release (though still shorter than the previously released 180-minute laserdisc, which director Peter H. Hunt has said included some material he didn't care for).
For the uninitiated, 1776 is the story of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and was first presented on Broadway in the late 1960s.
However, purism aside, what 1776 makes clear is just what a close run thing independence really was, that there was, indeed, a significant proportion of Americans (and their representatives) who wished to remain loyal to the British crown.
www.amazon.com /1776-Restored-Directors-William-Daniels/dp/B000067D1R   (2454 words)

  
 1776 Lyrics - - SYNOPSIS - Lyrics
1776 is the Broadway version of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Representatives of the original thirteen colonies have gathered in the swealtering heat of a Philadelphia summer as the 2nd Continental Congress convenes.
free music song lyrics/lyric and notes, 1776 broadway lyrics cd, sheet music and poster for picture/movie.
www.allmusicals.com /lyrics/1776/-synopsis-.htm   (706 words)

  
 Barn Theatre - 1776
“1776” follows the events that led up to signing the declaration of independence and gives new insight into the men behind the national icons as they attempted to create a system of government for a fledgling nation.
“1776” was made available to movie audiences in 1972 when Peter H. Hunt's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical was adapted for the silver screen.
Based on the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, a famous burlesque stripper, GYPSY tells the story of Rose, an overbearing stage mother who is determined to break into the big time by pushing the vaudeville career of her younger daughter June.
www.barntheatre.com /review/2006/PR1776.htm   (2353 words)

  
   New York Abstains- Courteously        (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fun Fact: NOTE: Scene Three of 1776 holds the record for the longest time in a musical without a single note of music played or sung: over twenty minutes pass between The Lees of Old Virginia and But Mr.
We don't have that much in the way of rules to follow here; just follow these simple notions and you should be fine.
You've got to be a fan of 1776 (musical or movie) in some aspect or another.
nasty-dress.net /1776   (1059 words)

  
 1776, a CurtainUp review
Members of the Continental Congress of 1776 may have bickered up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but the 27-member cast performing the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of this Tony Award-winning musical moves in perfect accord.
The idea for 1776 originated with the late Sherman Edwards, a songwriter who spent years doing research and wrote the music and lyrics.
Set in May, June and July of 1776, the musical allows the audience to witness the haggling, angry discourse and happenstance which leads to the creation of both a new nation and the document which proclaims its birth.
www.curtainup.com /1776.html   (953 words)

  
 1776: The Musical - Uncyclopedia
A musical produced in the 1700's that satirizes the late 1970's.
At the end of 1776, the collective forces of the U.S. Congress attack England, and unleash some major carnage.
It has been panned roundly by critics for being overly predictable and unoriginal, its tasteful nudity, especially on the part of Benjamin Franklin, caused many audience members to vomit profusely.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/1776:_The_Musical   (110 words)

  
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 1776 (1972)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
There haven't been many good musicals at all (with the exception of Grease) so I decided to take the chance and rent 1776.
It's a historical musical (what are the odds?) about all the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
This movie is a must see, and finally a good musical since Grease.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0068156   (337 words)

  
 1776, Lesson Plan maker, American Revolution
With the help of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Adams manages to overcome obstacles by the loyalists and to satisfy the slaveholders from the Southern colonies.
This film keeps kids, teachers and parents alike entranced with its musical rendition of the debates and political maneuvering in the Second Continental Congress.
The statesmanship of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin are musically on display in "1776."
www.teachwithmovies.org /guides/1776.html   (532 words)

  
 Musical Soundtrack - 1776
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This sheet music selection is brought to you by Shareware Music Machine in association with SheetMusicPlus.com.
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 1776 - house, musical
Goodspeed Will Have Bathing Beauties, a Downpour and Molasses and Rum in 2007 Goodspeed Musicals' 44th season at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, CT, will include Singin' in the Rain, High Button Shoes and 1776
Today in history N In 1776, British troops captured Fort Washington during the American Revolution n In 1885, Canadian rebel Louis Riel was executed for high treason
Welcome, but We're Keeping It Queen Elizabeth II said yesterday she will come to Jamestown in May for the 400th anniversary of a settlement that helped establish the British crown's authority in the New World
www.primerweb.com /1776   (258 words)

  
 The Broadway Musical Home - 1776   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This musical centers on the founding fathers and tracks their courageous fight for our nation's independence.
Through the course of the show they argue over the details of the Declaration of Independence.
THE BROADWAY MUSICAL HOME WAS DESIGNED BY VALERIE RIGSBEE
www.prigsbee.com /Musicals/shows/1776.htm   (58 words)

  
 1776 Photo Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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