SIT DOWN JOHN: “1776” is Making a Comeback

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Is there room for a revival of “1776” in the age of “Hamilton“?  Apparently so.  Here is a taste of Michael Paulson’s piece at The New York Times:

A revival of the musical comedy “1776” will come to Broadway in the spring of 2021, the Roundabout Theater Company said Monday.

The revival, directed by Diane Paulus, will begin next May at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass., where Ms. Paulus is the artistic director. It will then be presented at several other theaters around the country, including in July 2020 at the Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, before arriving at Broadway’s American Airlines Theater. The musical will be a coproduction of the A.R.T. and the Roundabout, both of which are nonprofits.

Read the rest here.

The real question is whether or not we will see guest appearances by Dr. Mark Craig/Mr. Feeney as John Adams and Coach Ken Reeves as Thomas Jefferson?  Will Robert DeNiro’s wife in Meet the Parents (and Gwyneth Paltrow’s Mom) appear again as Martha Jefferson?

One thought on “SIT DOWN JOHN: “1776” is Making a Comeback

  1. “I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, two constitute a law firm, and three or more constitute a Congress…”

    And the one I always remember, from Rutledge of the Carolinas:


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