October 27 - November 1, 2020 Des Moines Civic Center

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Read more about the director of the 1776 revival, Diane Paulus.

View the cast and creative team behind the revival of 1776.

Hear from William Daniels, who originated the role of John Adams in the original Broadway production of 1776.

Watch Seth Rudetsky as he deconstructs the original Broadway performance of 'He Plays the Violin' from the 1969 production of 1776.

They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And to whom does that freedom belong?

Direct from the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, visionary director Diane Paulus reexamines a pivotal moment in American history in a re-imagining of the Tony Award®-winning musical 1776 prior to its Broadway engagement at Roundabout Theatre Company. 

This production is currently available as part of the Willis Broadway Series 6-Show Season Ticket Package.

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