The birth of a nation: 1776 "The Egg"

>> Saturday, July 4, 2009


1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. It is based on the events leading to the writing and signing of the United States Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1776.

The musical was produced on Broadway in 1969, running for 1,217 performances, and was made into a film of the same name in 1972. The show was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including Best Musical.

Information source: Wikipedia

The following is from the 1972 film version of the musical starring William Daniels as John Adams, Howard Da Silva as Benjamin Franklin, and Ken Howard as Thomas Jefferson. If you've not seen this film I highly recommend it!


2 comments:

Derrick July 4, 2009 at 8:40 AM  

So, "to hell with Great Britain" eh?! I may just not speak to you ever again!! :0)

Lynette July 4, 2009 at 8:42 AM  

LOL! What can I say? I'm a Yank! ;)

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