Performances are July 4 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM and July 5 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.
Directed by Lucia Spina and hosted by Rob Maitner with musical direction by Jacob Yates, the evening features the talents of Michael Halling, Jacob Hoffman, Maitner, Daniel Marcus, David Alan Marshall, Michael McCormick, Patrick Mellen, Kathleen Monteleone, Brian Charles Rooney, Andrew Samonsky, Adam Shapiro, Spina and Paul Michael Valley.
1776, according to press notes, "brings to life the trials and tribulations of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and the Continental Congress as they set upon creating a new nation."
There is a $40-$50 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Located at 254 West 54th Street, 54 Below features up to three shows nightly; visit 54Below.com.
Here is a preview of the performance, featuring Michael McCormick as John Adams and Lucia Spina as Abigail Adams: