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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.



Production Staff [See More]
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
Cast
William DanielsJohn Adams
Clifford DavidEdward Rutledge
Paul HechtJohn Dickinson
Roy PooleStephen Hopkins
Howard Da SilvaBenjamin Franklin
Emory BassJames Wilson
Duane BodinGeorge Read
Betty BuckleyMartha Jefferson
William DuellAndrew McNair
Congressional Custodian
David FordJohn Hancock
Robert GausCaesar Rodney
Ralston HillCharles Thomson
Congressional Secretary
Ronald HolgateRichard Henry Lee
Ken HowardThomas Jefferson
Scott JarvisCourier
Ronald KrossLewis Morris
Henry Le ClairRobert Livingston
Edmund LyndeckRev. John Witherspoon
Bruce MacKayCol. Thomas McKean
Jonathan MooreDr. Lyman Hall
Philip PolitoSamuel Chase
Dal RichardsDr. Josiah Bartlett
Charles RuleJoseph Hewes
B. J. SlaterLeather Apron
Virginia VestoffAbigail Adams
David VosburghRoger Sherman
Swings: 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)
Theatre World
winner 1969 Award [recipient] 
  Ken Howard
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
music by Sherman Edwards; lyrics by Sherman Edwards
Sit Down, JohnJohn Adams and The Congress
Piddle, Twiddle and ResolveJohn Adams
Till ThenJohn Adams and Abigail Adams
The Lees of Old VirginiaRichard Henry Lee, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
But Mr. AdamsJohn Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Roger Sherman and Robert Livingston
Yours, Yours, YoursJohn Adams and Abigail Adams
He Plays the ViolinMartha Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
Cool, Cool, Considerate MenJohn Dickinson and The Conservatives
Momma Look SharpCourier, Andrew McNair (Congressional Custodian) and Leather Apron
The EggBenjamin Franklin, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
Molasses To RumEdward Rutledge
Yours, Yours, Yours (Reprise) Abigail Adams
Is Anybody There?John Adams