Stage & Film Musicals - 1776

The Broadway musical 1776 portrays, respectfully yet with touches of humor, the members of the Continental Congress as they struggle with the issue of independence during the summer of 1776.

Music & Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Book by Peter Stone
Orchestrations by Eddie Sauter
The original cast recording was produced by Sony – Catalogue # SK 48215

1776 opened March 16, 1969, at the 46th Street Theatre in New York. It closed on February 13, 1972 after 1,217 performances. Columbia produced a film version in 1972 based closely on the Broadway original. The entire creative staff and most of the original cast were used in the film.

Composer/Selection Artist Timing
1. Overture Orchestra 1:53
2. Sit Down, John William Daniels & Chorus 1:57
3. Piddle, Twiddle & Resolve – Till Then William Daniels – Virginia Vestoff 4:54
4. But, Mr. Adams W. Daniels, R. Everhart, D. Vosburgh, H. Le Claire, K. Howard 5:09
5. The Lees of Virginia R. Holgate, R. Everhart, W. Daniels 2:35
6. Cool, Cool, Considerate Men P. Hecht, Chorus, D. Ford 4:28

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