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You'll be seeing stars and stripes as the most fascinating leaders in American history come to life in 1776, a musical about the birth of a nation! With the Boston Harbor still stained from over-taxed British tea, a revolution is brewing in the colonies! And now England has thousands of troops headed for America's shores to squelch her subjects' freedom-loving spirit!

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William Daniels
as John Adams
Howard Da Silva
as Benjamin Franklin
Ken Howard
as Thomas Jefferson
Blythe Danner
as Martha Jefferson
Donald Madden
as Dickinson
John Cullum
as Rutledge
Roy Poole
as Hopkins
Virginia Vestoff
as Abigail Adams
Wabei Siyolwe
as Richard Stockton
David Ford
as John Hancock
Emory Bass
as James Wilson
Rex Robbins
as Roger Sherman
Peter Forster
as Oliver Wolcott
Frederic Downs
as Samuel Huntington
Howard Caine
as Lewis Morris
John Myhers
as Robert Livingston
Richard McMurray
as Francis Lewis
Gordon Devol
as Thomas Lynch Jr.
William H. Bassett
as Thomas Heyward Jr.
Jonathan Moore
as Lyman Hall
William F. Engle
as Button Gwinnett
Barry O'Hara
as George Walton
William Hansen
as Caesar Rodney
Ray Middleton
as Thomas McKean
Leo Leyden
as George Read
Patrick Hines
as Samuel Chase
Heber Jentzsch
as Charles Carroll
Andy Albin
as William Paca
Charles Rule
as Joseph Hewes
Jack De Mave
as John Penn
Jordan Rhodes
as William Hooper
James Noble
as John Witherspoon
Richard O'Shea
as Francis Hopkinson
Fred Slyter
as Richard Stockton
Daniel Keyes
as Josiah Bartlett
John Holland
as William Whipple
Ralston Hill
as Secretary Charles Thomson
William Duell
as Custodian Andrew McNair
Mark Montgomery
as Leather Apron
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Critic Reviews for 1776

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

Audience Reviews for 1776

  • Jul 04, 2019
    Granted, a lot of this works better on stage but its still a mostly historically accurate musical with some great songs.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 05, 2017
    Undoubtedly, the best Fourth of July film ever. The songs are -- for the most part -- unmemorable. The acting varies from good to pedestrian. Cinematography is bland and uninspired. Sets are -- well, early 1970's studio-chic. Costumes are marginally good. Nevertheless, "1776" is captivating and a wonderful, family-friendly history lesson on America's independence journey, with warts and all.
    Christian C Super Reviewer


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