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46th Street Theatre, (3/16/1969 - 12/27/1970)
St. James Theatre, (12/28/1970 - 4/24/1971)
Majestic Theatre, (4/27/1971 - 2/13/1972)
First Preview: Total Previews: 5
Opening Date: Mar 16, 1969    
Closing Date: Feb 13, 1972 Total Performances: 1217

Category: Musical, Comedy, History, Original, Broadway
Setting: A single setting representing the Chamber and an Anteroom of the Continental Congress, a Mall, High Street, and Thomas Jefferson's Room, in Philadelphia; and certain reaches of John Adams' mind. May, June and July, 1776.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization; 46th Street Theatre Managing Director: Lester Osterman; 46th Street Theatre General Manager: Richard Horner
Produced by Stuart Ostrow
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Sherman Edwards; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards; Musical Director: Peter Howard; Music orchestrated by Eddie Sauter; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Vocal arrangements by Elise Bretton
Based on a conception of Sherman Edwards; Directed by Peter Hunt; Musical Staging by Onna White
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein
Production Stage Manager: Peter Stern; Stage Manager: Lee Murray
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Elliot Lawrence; Music Supervisor Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Associate to Onna White: Martin Allen; General Press Representative: Harvey B. Sabinson and Lee Solters; Press Representative: Harry Nigro and Cheryl Sue Dolby; Casting Consultant: Michael Shurtleff; Advertising: Ingram Ash and Blaine-Thompson; Logo by Fay Gage
William Daniels
John Adams
Clifford David
Edward Rutledge
Paul Hecht
John Dickinson
Roy Poole
Stephen Hopkins
Howard Da Silva
Benjamin Franklin
Emory Bass
James Wilson
Duane Bodin
George Read
Betty Buckley
Broadway debut
Martha Jefferson
William Duell
Andrew McNair
Congressional Custodian
David Ford
John Hancock
Robert Gaus
Caesar Rodney
Ralston Hill
Charles Thomson
Congressional Secretary
Ronald Holgate
Richard Henry Lee
Ken Howard
Thomas Jefferson
Scott Jarvis
Ronald Kross
Lewis Morris
Henry Le Clair
Robert Livingston
Edmund Lyndeck
Rev. John Witherspoon
Bruce MacKay
Col. Thomas McKean
Jonathan Moore
Dr. Lyman Hall
Philip Polito
Samuel Chase
Dal Richards
Dr. Josiah Bartlett
Charles Rule
Joseph Hewes
B. J. Slater
Leather Apron
Virginia Vestoff
Abigail Adams
David Vosburgh
Roger Sherman
Swing: Hal Norman
Standby: Rex Everhart (Benjamin Franklin)
Understudies: Duane Bodin (Andrew McNair), Gretchen Cryer (Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson), Ronald Kross (James Wilson), Henry Le Clair (Richard Henry Lee), Edmund Lyndeck (Charles Thomson, Dr. Lyman Hall, Stephen Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson), Bruce MacKay (Benjamin Franklin, John Dickinson), Jonathan Moore (John Adams), Hal Norman (Richard Henry Lee), Paul-David Richards (Edward Rutledge), Charles Rule (Benjamin Franklin, Col. Thomas McKean, John Hancock), B. J. Slater (Courier, Thomas Jefferson) and David Vosburgh (Caesar Rodney)
Tony Award®
winner 1969 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Peter Stone; Music by Sherman Edwards; Lyrics by Sherman Edwards; Produced by Stuart Ostrow
winner 1969 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Ronald Holgate
1969 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Virginia Vestoff
1969 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Jo Mielziner
winner 1969 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Peter Hunt
Drama Desk Award
winner 1969 Outstanding Book [winner]
Book by Peter Stone
winner 1969 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Patricia Zipprodt
Theatre World
winner 1969 Award [recipient]
Ken Howard
music by Sherman Edwards; lyrics by Sherman Edwards
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 and Leather Apron
The Egg Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Molasses To Rum Edward Rutledge
Yours, Yours, Yours (Reprise) Abigail Adams
Is Anybody There? John Adams