‘1776’ inks B’way transfer

NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all.

After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend.

Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at the 499-seat Roundabout, will be moved (at a cost of $3 million) by producers James M. Nederlander, Stewart F. Lane, Bill Haber, Robert Halmi Jr., Rodger Hess and Dodger Endemol Theatricals. Hallmark Entertainment has signed on as a sponsor.

Although reviews were favorable, the size of the 25-member cast (the largest ever for a Roundabout production) apparently made commercial producers nervous. Details of the on-again, off-again plans were hammered out in recent weeks, with producers now targeting Nov. 28 for the first preview at the 1,933-seat Gershwin.

More Legit

  • The Twilight Zone review

    London Theater Review: 'The Twilight Zone'

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • HadestownNew York Theatre WorkshopBy Anaïs MitchellDeveloped

    Streaming to Broadway: How New Titles, Talent Grow Buzz Online

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • Chrissy Metz

    Chrissy Metz to Star in Neil LaBute's 'Fat Pig' at Geffen Playhouse

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • 'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development

    'Death Becomes Her' Musical in Development for Kristin Chenoweth

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • Stagecraft podcast John Leguizamo

    Stagecraft Podcast: John Leguizamo Says He's a 'True Ghetto Nerd'

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • The Go-Go's

    Go-Go's Musical 'Head Over Heels,' Produced by Gwyneth Paltrow, Targets Broadway for 2018-19

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

  • Farinelli and the King Broadway

    Broadway Box Office: 'Farinelli and the King' Makes Royal Debut

    NEW YORK — The nonprofit Broadway revival of “1776” will get a commercial transfer after all. After several weeks of touch-and-go negotiations, a group of commercial producers have confirmed they’ll move the Roundabout Theater Co. staging to the Gershwin Theater during the Thanksgiving weekend. Scott Ellis’ staging of the musical, which opened Aug. 14 at […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content