George Merrick Stars as John Adams in 1776

Directed by Ted Pappas, this Tony-winning Best Musical tells the story of how we went from 13 colonies to the United States of America. 

Pittsburgh Public Theater's MADE IN AMERICA season reaches its highpoint with 1776, the biggest production in Public Theater history. This Tony-winning Best Musical features book by Peter Stone and music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Directed by Ted Pappas, 1776 runs January 24 - February 24, 2013 at the O'Reilly Theater.

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With a cast of 26 plus orchestra, 1776 presents the heroes of the American Revolution like you've never seen them before - in rousing song and dances, comic encounters, and impassioned politics. George Merrick (South Pacific on Broadway) stars as John Adams alongside Keith Hines (Lancelot in Camelot at Pittsburgh Public Theater) as Thomas Jefferson, and Steve Vinovich (Lost in Yonkers on Broadway) as Benjamin Franklin. As they wrangle to get everyone on the same page - namely, the Declaration of Independence - they are encouraged by allies such as Abigail Adams (Trista Moldovan, Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) and foiled by foes like Edward Rutledge (Hayden Tee, King Arthur in Camelot at Pittsburgh Public Theater). In 1776 history will come alive in a musical extravaganza that's perfect entertainment for the whole family.

The 1776 company features: John Allen Biles, Paul Binotto, Jeffrey Carpenter, Jeremy Czarniak, Jarrod DiGiorgi, Joseph Domencic, Darren Eliker, James FitzGerald, Justin Fortunato, Robert Frankenberry, Tim Hartman, Daniel Krell, Jason McCune, Eric Meyers, Larry John Meyers, Scott P. Sambuco, John Scherer, Libby Servais, Gordon Stanley, Louis S. Valenzi, and Stephen Wilde.

The Musical Director of 1776 is F. Wade Russo with Orchestrations by Dan DeLange. The design team is James Noone (Scenic), Martha Bromelmeir (Costumes), Kirk Bookman (Lighting), and Zach Moore (Sound). Don Wadsworth is the Dialect Coach. Casting is by Stuart Howard & Paul Hardt. Ruth E. Kramer is the Production Stage Manager and Fredric H. Orner is the Assistant Stage Manager. 

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents
January 24 - February 24, 2013

Performance Schedule
  • Tuesdays at 7pm
  • Wednesday thru Saturday at 8pm (except Wednesday, February 6)
  • Saturday at 2pm (except January 26 & February 2)
  • Thursday, February 21 at 2pm
  • Sundays at 2pm & 7pm

Ticket Prices:
$29 - $60. Students 26 and younger, $15.75 with valid ID.
Family Fun Packs, with two students and two adult tickets, are available for $100.

For Tickets, call 412.316.1600 or Buy Online.