MusicalComedy HistoryOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 16, 1969
Closing Date
Feb 13, 1972
Previews
5
Performances
1,217
MusicalComedy HistoryOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
46th Street Theatre
(Mar 16, 1969 - Dec 27, 1970)
St. James Theatre
(Dec 28, 1970 - Apr 24, 1971)
Majestic Theatre
(Apr 27, 1971 - Feb 13, 1972)

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.

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; Assistant to the Producer: Judy Korman
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; Assistant Designer: F. Mitchell Dana
General Manager: Joseph Harris and Ira Bernstein; Assistant to the General Managers: Nancy Simmons
Production Stage Manager: Peter Stern; Stage Manager: Lee Murray; Assistant Stage Mgr: Herman Magidson
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
John Adams
Edward Rutledge
John Dickinson
Stephen Hopkins
Benjamin Franklin
James Wilson
George Read
Betty Buckley
Broadway debut
Martha Jefferson
Andrew McNair
Congressional Custodian
John Hancock
Caesar Rodney
Charles Thomson
Congressional Secretary
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Courier
Lewis Morris
Robert Livingston
Rev. John Witherspoon
Col. Thomas McKean
Dr. Lyman Hall
Samuel Chase
Dr. Josiah Bartlett
Joseph Hewes
Leather Apron
Abigail Adams
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 (Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Hopkins, Charles Thomson, Dr. Lyman Hall), Bruce MacKay (John Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin), Jonathan Moore (John Adams), Hal Norman (Richard Henry Lee), Paul-David Richards (Edward Rutledge), Charles Rule (Col. Thomas McKean, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin), B. J. Slater (Thomas Jefferson, Courier) and David Vosburgh (Caesar Rodney)

46th Street Theatre (Mar 16, 1969 - Dec 27, 1970)

Press Assistant: Sandra Manley

Cast

Edward Rutledge
May 30, 1969 - ?
Rev. John Witherspoon
Martha Jefferson
Oct 05, 1970 - ?
John Hancock
John Hancock
Thomas Jefferson
Edward Rutledge
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Sep 16, 1969 - ?
Rex Everhart
During Howard DaSilva's illness
Benjamin Franklin
 
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
May 30, 1969 - ?
 
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Jefferson
John Dickinson
Abigail Adams
Dec 1969 - ?
John Dickinson
Dr. Lyman Hall
Thomas Jefferson
Stephen Hopkins
 
Dr. Lyman Hall
John Hancock
Richard Henry Lee
Martha Jefferson
Aug 28, 1969 - ?
Rev. John Witherspoon
Dr. Josiah Bartlett
Rev. John Witherspoon
 
Samuel Chase
Lewis Morris
Joseph Hewes
Understudies: Arthur Anderson , Chris Callan (Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson), Ronald Kross (Stephen Hopkins, Dr. Lyman Hall), James Noble (John Dickinson), Paul-David Richards (Edward Rutledge, John Adams), Charles Rule (Benjamin Franklin), Stanley Simmonds (Dr. Lyman Hall), William Stenson (Col. Thomas McKean, John Hancock), Jamie Thomas (Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson) and Evan Thompson (Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee)

St. James Theatre (Dec 28, 1970 - Apr 24, 1971)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters
Musical Director: Gordon Harrell
Press Representative: Ted Goldsmith

Cast

Edward Rutledge
May 19, 1970 - ?
Lewis Morris
Martha Jefferson
Stephen Hopkins
Jan 1970 - ?
Understudies: Roy Cooper (John Dickinson), John Ferrante (Dr. Lyman Hall), Edmund Lyndeck (Charles Thomson), Stanley Simmonds , Jamie Thomas (Abigail Adams, Martha Jefferson) and Evan Thompson (Thomas Jefferson, Richard Henry Lee)

Majestic Theatre (Apr 27, 1971 - Feb 13, 1972)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Cast

Edward Rutledge
Martha Jefferson
Jul 04, 1971 - ?
John Adams
May 04, 1971 - ?
Stephen Hopkins
Sep 06, 1971 - ?
Benjamin Franklin
John Dickinson
Aug 30, 1971 - ?
Richard Henry Lee
May 11, 1971 - ?
Courier
Understudy: Gary Beach (Edward Rutledge)
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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1969 Winner
Book by Peter Stone
Music by Sherman Edwards
Lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Produced by Stuart Ostrow

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1969 Winner
Ronald Holgate
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1969 Nominee
Virginia Vestoff
 

Best Scenic Design

1969 Nominee
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner

Best Direction of a Musical

1969 Winner
Directed by Peter Hunt

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Book

1969 Winner
Book by Peter Stone

Outstanding Costume Design

1969 Winner
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt

Theatre World

Award

1969 Recipient
Ken Howard
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