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1776

1776

Sep 21, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - Jan 8, 2023 @ 10:30 pm

American Airlines Theatre
227 W 42nd St
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 10 to 14+

$69-$250

A 1969 Tony Winner about the writing of the Declaration of Independence gets updated for today with a diverse, all female/non-binary cast portraying founding fathers including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson (who comes off very differently than in Hamilton). A tuneful, funny, tale of getting two dozen powerfully passionate, exceedingly complicated, and all-too-human individuals to settle their differences.

No rapping in this production but the arguments move quickly and may confuse those less familiar with the history.

🤬 Bawdy language and mild cursing (son of a bitch, hell).
💥 A slave auction and other violent moments are acted out. There is a non-firing replica firearm on stage and a gunshot sound effect.
❤️ Some mild innuendo, particularly about Jefferson burning for his wife (who sings about how well he ”plays the violin). References to ‘whoring’ and ‘the French disease’ (STD).

🎟 $35 rush tickets available at the box office and in the TodayTix app at 10 am the day of the performance
🎟 Frequently at TKTS for $94.
🎟 $66+ tickets usually available at TodayTix.
🎟 Get 50% off through Sept 25 for 2-for-1 Broadway Week with code BWAYWK.

📕 Find recs for all sorts of books on the Founding Fathers in our history of Hamilton guide (though Hamilton himself isn’t even a thought in this show).

Closes Jan 8