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Criterion Center Stage Right , (8/14/1997 - 11/16/1997)
Gershwin Theatre , (12/03/1997 - 6/14/1998)
First Preview:Jul 16, 1997 Total Previews:34
Opening Date:Aug 14, 1997   
Closing Date:Jun 14, 1998 Total Performances:333

Category: Musical, Comedy, History, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Philadelphia, 1776
Comments: When this production transferred from its non-profit run to its commercial run, producers, managers, and others associated with the transfer received new production credits. These individuals are included on the replacement/transfer page.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by B. S. Moss Enterprises (Charles B. Moss, Jr., Executive Director)
Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director)
Music by Sherman Edwards; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone; From a concept by Sherman Edwards; Music orchestrated by Brian Besterman; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Scott Ellis; Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall; Assistant Director: Chris Kahler
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Brian Nason; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown
Company Manager: Denys Baker
Production Stage Manager: Lori M. Doyle; Production Manager: Glenn Merwede; Production Supervisor: Michael Curry; Stage Manager: David Sugarman
Conducted by Mark Mitchell; Associate Conductor: Thad Wheeler; Percussion: Thad Wheeler and Louis Oddo; Concert Master: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein, Ronald Oakland, Robert Zubrycki and Brenda Vincent; Viola: Louis Day; Cello: Roger Shell and Tatyana Vartapetyan-Margulis; Woodwinds: Eric Weidman, Martha Hyde and Henry Schuman; French Horn: Ronald Sell and Peter Schoettler; Trumpet: Dominic Derasse and David Brown; Trombone: Kenneth Finn, David Read and Randall Andos; Keyboard: Maggie Torre; Harp: Jennifer Hoult; Bass: Anthony Morris; Music Contractor: Ronald Sell; Music Copyist: Peggy Serra
Roundabout Artistic Associate / Casting: Jim Carnahan; Dialect Coach: K.C. Ligon; Roundabout Director of Development: Julia C. Levy; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Roundabout Director of Marketing: David Steffen; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.
Cast
Tom Aldredge Stephen Hopkins
Joseph Cassidy Leather Apron
Michael Cumpsty John Dickinson
MacIntyre Dixon Andrew McNair
Congressional Custodian
Dashiell Eaves Courier
Gregg Edelman Edward Rutledge
Linda Emond Abigail Adams
Tom Riis Farrell Lewis Morris
Merwin Foard Richard Henry Lee
John Herrera Roger Sherman
Pat Hingle Benjamin Franklin
Jerry Lanning Rev. John Witherspoon
Kevin Ligon George Read
David Lowenstein Joseph Hewes
Daniel Marcus Robert Livingston
Michael X. Martin Dr. Josiah Bartlett
Michael McCormick Caesar Rodney
Bill Nolte Col. Thomas McKean
Guy Paul Charles Thomson
Congressional Secretary
Richard Poe John Hancock
Ben Sheaffer Painter
Brent Spiner John Adams
Ric Stoneback Samuel Chase
Paul Michael Valley Thomas Jefferson
Lauren Ward Martha Jefferson
Robert Westenberg Dr. Lyman Hall
Michael Winther James Wilson
Understudies: Joseph Cassidy (Edward Rutledge, Richard Henry Lee, Roger Sherman), Rob Donohoe (Andrew McNair, Caesar Rodney, Dr. Josiah Bartlett, Stephen Hopkins), Rebecca Eichenberger (Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson), Tim Fauvell (Joseph Hewes, Lewis Morris, Robert Livingston, Samuel Chase), John Herrera (John Adams), James Hindman (Charles Thomson, Col. Thomas McKean, Dr. Lyman Hall, Rev. John Witherspoon), David Lowenstein (James Wilson), Michael X. Martin (John Dickinson), Michael McCormick (John Hancock), Bill Nolte (Benjamin Franklin), Tom Roland (Benjamin Franklin) and Ben Sheaffer (Courier, George Read, Leather Apron, Thomas Jefferson)
Tony Award®
 1998 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director), James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane, Rodger Hess, Bill Haber, Robert Halmi, Jr., Dodger Endemol Theatricals and Hallmark Entertainment
 1998 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Gregg Edelman
 1998 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Scott Ellis
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [nominee]
Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director)
 1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Brent Spiner
winner 1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Gregg Edelman
 1998 Outstanding Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Scott Ellis
music by Sherman Edwards; lyrics by Sherman Edwards
ACT 1Sung By
Sit Down, John John Adams and The Congress
Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve John Adams
Till Then John Adams and Abigail Adams
The Lees of Old Virginia Richard Henry Lee, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
But Mr. Adams John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston
Yours, Yours, Yours John Adams and Abigail Adams
He Plays the Violin Martha Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
Cool, Cool, Considerate Men John Dickinson and The Conservatives
Momma Look Sharp Courier, Andrew McNair (Congressional Custodian) and Leather Apron
ACT 2Sung By
The Egg Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Molasses To Rum Edward Rutledge
Compliments Abigail Adams
Is Anybody There? John Adams