Hamilton took the theatre world by storm when America’s founding fathers were portrayed in a refreshing, modern way. But before Hamilton, there was 1776. The Broadway debuted in 1969 during a complicated time in America’s history with the Vietnam War. With major hits at the time like Hair, the 1776 musical struggled to take the spotlight and eventually closed. People just weren’t interested in seeing a musical about America’s founding fathers at the time. Now, over 40 years later, the production with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, takes to the stage once again. It’s new residency is in New York City’s American Airlines Theatre.
1776 centers around the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Some characters include Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and other historical figures. But there’s a twist. Every character, regardless of gender or race, is played by multi-racial actors who are female, nonbinary, and trans.
In this blog, we detail everything you need to know to get 1776 tickets. However, we specifically focus on how to find the best seats at American Airlines Theatre and include an intricate American Airlines Theatre seating chart. Therefore, keep reading for all things American Airlines Theatre so you can watch 1776.
1776 The Musical Seating Chart
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1776 Ticket Options
Like most Broadway theatres, American Airlines Theatre isn’t very large so it offers viewers an intimate experience. The theatre originally opened in 1918 under the name Selwyn Theatre. Since then, it’s gone through an extensive renovation that includes better views, elevators, and it’s new name. There are only 4 seating sections to choose from when buying theatre tickets. You have the option of choosing Orchestra Left, Orchestra Center, Orchestra Right, and Mezzanine. However, just because it’s small, doesn’t mean there aren’t preferred or better seats. Therefore, we detail the different types of seats at American Airlines Theatre below.
Best Seats at American Airlines Theatre
Some of the best seats in American Airlines Theatre are in Orchestra Center from seats 105 to 109. But make sure it’s rows after A, B, and C because those are too close to the stage and might obstruct your view.
Other great seats are any seats in Row E to J of Center Orchestra and center seats in rows D to G in the front Mezzanine section. You can also get a pretty good view of the stage for a lower price in the front rows of the rear Mezzanine area.
Accessible Seating at American Airlines Theatre
After American Airlines Theatre was renovated, every part of the theatre became accessible through elevators. The entrance is also step-free from the 227 West 42nd Street. There are designated, flexible wheelchair seating behind the Center Orchestra and the last row of the Mezzanine.
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