1776: A Musical Play by Sherman Edwards1776: A Musical Play by Sherman Edwards

1776: A Musical Play

bySherman Edwards, Peter Stone

Paperback | November 18, 1976

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Winner of five 1969 Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical, this oft-produced musical play is an imaginative re-creation of the events from May 8 to July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, when the second Continental Congress argued about, voted on, and signed the Declaration of Independence.
Sherman Edwards was a composer and lyricist, best known for the songs of the 1969 Broadway hit 1776. The musical was a recipient of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award and five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Musical. Edwards worked with acclaimed bandleaders such as Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and Louis Armstrong, and i...
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Title:1776: A Musical PlayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:November 18, 1976Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140481397

ISBN - 13:9780140481396

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John Adams spoke so eloquently for independence in 1776-- and Congress voted to sign on the famous Declaration. Peter Stone and Sherman Edwards turned this monumental period into nothing less than a full-scale musical -- Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and all! -- one that received five Tony Awards in 1969. The dramatic recreation of those key days of 1776 is a joyous tribute to the greatest moment in American history and is now available in this jubilantly written text.