Full casting has been announced for the Broadway transfer of 1776, a Roundabout Theatre Company and American Repertory Theater co-production. Directed by Jeffrey L. Page and Diane
Paulus, the revival begins preview performances at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre September 16, with an official opening set for October 6.
Like its recent run at A.R.T., the diverse Broadway cast is composed fully of performers who identify as female, transgender, and non-binary. The cast will be led by Crystal Lucas-Perry, in her Broadway debut as John Adams, and three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello as John Dickinson. Carmello previously played Abigail Adams in the 1997 revival of the Sherman Edwards-Peter Stone musical about the founding fathers on the brink of signing the Declaration of Independence.
The cast also includes Gisela Adisa as Robert Livingston, Nancy Anderson as George Read, Becca Ayers as Col. Thomas McKean, Tiffani Barbour as Andrew McNair, Allyson Kaye Daniel as Abigail Adams/Rev. Jonathan Witherspoon, Elizabeth A. Davis as Thomas Jefferson, Mehry Eslaminia as Charles Thomson, Joanna Glushak as Stephen Hopkins, Shawna Hamic as Richard Henry Lee, Eryn LeCroy as Martha Jefferson/Dr. Lyman Hall, Liz Mikel as John Hancock, Patrena Murray as Benjamin Franklin, Oneika Phillips as Joseph Hewes, Lulu Picart as Samuel Chase, Sara Porkalob as Edward Rutledge, Sushma Saha as Judge James Wilson, Brooke Simpson as Roger Sherman, Salome B. Smith as Courier, Sav Souza as Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Jill Vallery as Caesar Rodney, and Ariella Serur, Grace Stockdale, and Imani Pearl Williams as standbys. Additional standbys are to be announced.
Much of the cast reprises their performances from the A.R.T. run, with Carmello the sole newly announced company member. Glushak starred as John Dickinson at the Massachusetts theatre and is remaining with the production, newly taking the role of Stephen Hopkins—played by Allison Briner Dardenne at A.R.T.—for the Broadway bow.
The creative team includes set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Emilio Sosa, lighting design by Jen Schriever, sound design by Jonathan Deans, projection design by David Bengali, and hair and wig design by Mia Neal. Page also serves as choreographer, with music supervision by David Chase, orchestrations by John Clancy, vocal design by AnnMarie Milazzo, and music direction by Ryan
Cantwell. Brisa Areli Muñoz is associate director and Alfredo Macias is production stage manager. Casting is by Stephen Kopel.
The limited Broadway engagement runs through January 8, 2023, and will be followed by a national tour, kicking off February 14 in Philadelphia.