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13/02/1972 "1776" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,217 performances

1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document. It premiered on Broadway earning warm reviews, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for 5 Tony Awards and won 3.