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Name: 1776
Creator: Sherman Edwards (music and lyrics), Peter Stone (book)
Date(s): 1969 (Broadway); 1972 (film); 1997, 2022 (Broadway revivals)
Medium: Musical
Country of Origin: US
External Links: at Wikipedia
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1776 is a 1969 Broadway musical about the about the American Revolution. It was adapted into a 1972 film. In some ways, it was a bit of a fandom precursor to Hamilton.

Brent Spiner starred in the 1997 play which may have caused fans to pay special attention.

Fan Comments


I think this would be interesting to discuss further - having always considered myself a minority of ONE when it came to younger women liking older men. And I mean YOUNGER and OLDER - my first crush was Rex Harrison - I was eight and he was ten thousand years older than sand. After that was Jason Robards - again, very much the same difference. Then William Daniels in 1776 (those EYES!) I even had a crush on you Pros 'fans' guy Cowley - but in his Mr. Hudson incarnation in Upstairs, Downstairs.

The first time I had a crush on someone even REMOTELY young was Christopher Reeve when SUPERMAN came out - what was that, 78? But then, who didn't? He was SUPERMAN, for crying out loud.

I love Al Calavicci (and Dean Stockwell to boot) - think they're very, very sexy. Sean Connery - well, duh. As far as men my around my age (27) or men who are generally considered to be sex symbols go - Tom Cruise? Yuk. Mel Gibson? Double-yuk.

Opinions? Phone numbers for good sex therapists? [1]


Got interested a number of years ago (indirectly through 1776) in the "relationship" between Adams and Jefferson (not to mention the wonderful relationship between John and Abigail). I have read some bios and letters between them, but I am curious if anyone on this list has any especially "relationship-oriented" biographies or possibly even fiction they have run into on these two fellows over the years that they would recommend. I think they are amazing figures for fiction, and I don't know if it has ever been done...

I mean, how much more dramatic and slashy can you get than both men hanging on till the Fourth of July to die, and John Adam's last words being "Jefferson still survives"?

SOMEONE has had to have written something about these two! Anyone run into anything? [2]

Quite a few of these are historical (including Life of Brian and Braveheart, if we stretch a point). Which successful historical revolutions do you think have been unfairly neglected by the movie makers?

Oooh, good question. 8-) Being a mere American and therefore ignorant of the world beyond U.S. borders 8-), I would start with the American War of Independence. We actually don't have a lot of TV shows, movies, and novels about that compared to the Civil War, World War II, and Vietnam. There have been a few, like the 6 part PBS series that was just on and a nearly unwatchable miniseries about Washington, Johnny Tremaine, which many of us were forced to read or watch as children, and my personal favorite, "1776." I love John Adams. 8-) However, compared to the legions of stories in various media about the Civil War, World War II, and Vietnam, the Revolution is downright neglected in popular culture. [3]

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  1. ^ quoted anonymously from Virgule-L (13 Dec 1996)
  2. ^ Caren Parnes, quoted with permission from Virgule-L (Jan 26, 1997)
  3. ^ quoted from Lysator (5 Dec 1997)