The Broadway Revival National Tour of “1776” Arrives at Ahmanson Theatre

Premiere Los Angeles engagement runs April 11 through May 7, 2023 at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre with tickets on sale now.

PHOTO: Joan Marcus | South Pasadenan News | The National Tour Cast of "1776." "1776” plays at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre April 11-May 7, 2023.

NETworks Presentations and National Artists Management Company presents the tour cast
of American Repertory Theater/Roundabout Theatre Company’s new production of the
Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “1776.” The national tour of “1776” will make limited
engagement stops at major cities across North America including its premiere in Los
Angeles at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre April 11 through May 7, 2023 with an
opening night scheduled for April 12, 2023. Tickets are now available to the public. This
production was developed and premiered by the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at
Harvard University before playing on Broadway with Roundabout Theatre Company at the
American Airlines Theater.

The “1776” company includes Shelby Acosta as Sec. Charles Thomson, Gisela Adisa as
John Adams, Nancy Anderson as Thomas Jefferson, Tiffani Barbour as Andrew McNair,
Dawn Cantwell as Col. Thomas McKean, Julie Cardia as Stephen Hopkins, Amanda
Dayhoff as a Standby, Sara Gallo as a Standby, Joanna Glushak as John Dickinson, Anissa
Marie Griego as Roger Sherman, Kassandra Haddock as Edward Rutledge, Shawna
Hamic as Richard Henry Lee, Lisa Karlin as a Standby, Connor Lyon as Martha
Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Liz Mikel as Benjamin Franklin, Nykila Norman as Caesar
Rodney, Oneika Phillips as John Hancock, Lulu Picart as Samuel Chase, Kayla
Saunders as a Standby, Ariella Serur as Judge James Wilson, Brooke Simpson as the
Courier, Sav Souza as Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Lillie Eliza Thomas as a Standby, Tieisha
Thomas as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Zuri Washington as Robert
Livingston, Gwynne Wood as George Read, and Candice Marie Woods as Joseph Hewes.

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical “1776” has catapulted to blazing new life in a
thrilling new production, and New York Magazine/Vulture says, “it’s an absolute blast.”
Suddenly, the songs, humor, and passion of this musical masterpiece soar as never before.
A glorious multiracial cast of female, transgender, and nonbinary actors portrays the fiery
founders of this country, putting history in the hands of the humans who were left out the
first time around—and the result is an epic show of passion, debate, and roof-raising
musical fireworks. Experience “a ‘1776’ worth celebrating.” (Variety) “It pulsates with
energy and snaps with attitude.”

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“1776” features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. It is
based on a concept by Sherman Edwards. Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus
(“Jagged Little Pill,” “Waitress,” “Pippin”) and MTV Music Video Award-winning
choreographer Jeffrey L. Page (Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” video, “Memphis” in
Tokyo; “Violet” starring Sutton Foster at Roundabout Theatre Company) direct the

Tickets for “1776” are now on sale and start at $40. They are available through, Audience Services at (213) 972-4400 or in person at the Center
Theatre Group Box Offices (at the Ahmanson Theatre) at The Music Center, 135 N. Grand
Avenue in Downtown L.A. 90012. Performances run Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.,
Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.