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American Airlines Theatre

227 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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Diane Paulus directs a new production of this Tony Award-winning musical, reexamining this pivotal moment in American history.

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They knew they would make history, but not what history would make of them. Fed up with living under the tyranny of British rule, John Adams attempts to persuade his fellow members of the Continental Congress to vote in favor of American Independence and sign the Declaration. But how much is he willing to compromise in the pursuit of freedom? And who does that freedom belong to?  

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  • Music and Lyrics
    Sherman Edwards
  • Book
    Peter Stone
  • Director
    Diane Paulus