On Monday, January 31 at 7:30PM ET directors Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus will share insights into the creative process behind A.R.T.’s highly anticipated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical 1776. The free virtual event is the latest in the Behind the Scenes series with the writers, directors, and composers who are making new work at A.R.T. that have featured songs and scenes from the shows in development; conversation about process, research, and collaboration; and interactive Q&As with the audience.
Register at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/Behind-the-Scenes. Ten randomly-selected attendees will be invited to continue the conversation “backstage” in the Virtual Green Room with the artists, A.R.T. staff, and supporters.
An A.R.T. / Roundabout Theater Company co-production, 1776 begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA on Sunday, May 15, opens officially on Thursday, May 26, and runs through Sunday, July 24, 2022. Tickets from $25 go on sale March 24 at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org/1776-Revival.
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 who does that freedom belong to? Jeffrey L. Page and A.R.T. Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus direct a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history with a cast that reflects multiple representations of race, gender, and ethnicity.
Production support of 1776 is provided by Katie and Paul Buttenwieser, The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust, Allison Johnson, and Serena and Bill Lese. Education and Engagement Support is provided by the Ford Foundation. Additional Production Support is provided by Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine, Janet and Irv Plotkin, and Professor Mark V. Tushnet. Additional Education and Engagement Support is provided by Bank of America, Fresh Sound Foundation, Klarman Family Foundation, and Mass Humanities. Production Support of 1776 at Roundabout Theatre Company is provided by Elizabeth Armstrong.
Production support of Behind the Scenes is provided by Alison and Bob Murchison. Additional production support is provided by Maxine Isaacs.
American Repertory Theater 2021/22 programming support is provided by Harvard University, The Barr Foundation, The Bob and Alison Murchison New Work Development Fund, The Shubert Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Bank of America, Barton & Guestier, Meyer Sound, and JetBlue. A.R.T. 2021/22 programming is dedicated to the memory of Karen Mueller in recognition of her many contributions to the theater.