Since no one besides Aaron Burr’s fellow trust fund babies can get in to see “Hamilton,” New York City Center has the next best thing.
The theater’s annual Encores! Series will kick off this Wednesday with “1776,” the original musical about trying to get 13 colonies to band together into... something not British. As the election cycle has shown, we're still working out the details — perhaps fodder for the next American history musical?
In this "1776," the stars are John Adams and Ben Franklin (played by John Larroquette), with Thomas Jefferson once again waltzing in to stir up trouble as the Founding Fathers try to get the Declaration of Independence signed.