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Broadway-Bound ‘1776’ Musical Revival Announces Female, Non-Binary And Trans Cast

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The Broadway-bound revival of the musical 1776, which begins a pre-New York engagement at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts next month, has announced a cast comprised fully of performers who identify as female, non-binary, and trans.The cast announced was specifically for the A.R.T.

production and might not necessarily carry over to the staging at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre on Broadway in September (or a U.S.

tour set to launch in February 2023), but the news provides a clear indication of the production’s reimagined, groundbreaking approach.First staged on Broadway in 1969, the musical about the signing of the Declaration of Independence – and the so-called Founding Fathers – features music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, based on a concept by Sherman Edwards.

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