1776 (New Broadway Cast Recording)

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All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
1776 is a rather odd concept for a musical, chronicling the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It works better than it should, however, in that it gives life and character to these immensely famous names that everyone has learned about in history class. Despite it being the tale of the Congress, the two strongest songs are saved for peripheral characters -- Martha Jefferson gets "He Plays the Violin" and an unnamed courier sings the heartwrenching "Momma Look Sharp." The new Broadway cast was highly acclaimed, having been nominated for numerous Tonys and Drama Desk awards. Gregg Edelman's performance as Edward Rutledge is particularly powerful, making his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Sarah Erlewine
1776 is a rather odd concept for a musical, chronicling the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It works better than it should, however, in that it gives life and character to these immensely famous names that everyone has learned about in history class. Despite it being the tale of the Congress, the two strongest songs are saved for peripheral characters -- Martha Jefferson gets "He Plays the Violin" and an unnamed courier sings the heartwrenching "Momma Look Sharp." The new Broadway cast was highly acclaimed, having been nominated for numerous Tonys and Drama Desk awards. Gregg Edelman's performance as Edward Rutledge is particularly powerful, making his "Molasses to Rum" one of the most intense moments in the recording. Also worth noting is the fact that John Adams is portrayed here by Brent Spiner of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, making this a collector's item for devoted Star Trek fans.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/16/1997
  • Label: Tvt
  • UPC: 016581815025
  • Catalog Number: 8150
  • Sales rank: 125,523

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Martin Agee Violin
Roy Lewis Violin
Bob Zubrycki Violin
Dean Plank Tuba, Bass Trombone
Thad Wheeler Percussion
Dominic Derasse Trumpet
Roger Shell Cello
Brenda Vincent Violin
Anthony Morris Bass
Mark Mitchell Conductor
Michael Roth Violin
Technical Credits
Paul Gemignani Contributor, Music Direction
Peter Howard Arranger
Phil Klum Mastering
John Wydrycs Engineer
Robert Sher Producer
Scott Ellis Director
Brian Ronan Sound Effects
Peter Stone Liner Notes
Gary Chester Engineer
Sherman Edwards Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    1776

    I am a huge fan of the movie, and this is an even greater improvement over that! Brent Spiner does an incredible performance of John Adams. Check this out!!!

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