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‘1776’ Broadway review: Woke musical revival isn’t revolutionary

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new revival of the show that opened Thursday night on Broadway, absolutely ironclad — and able to stand up to pointless, auteurist, burdensome, woke concepts like the one on display at the American Airlines Theatre.Two hours and 40 minutes with one intermission.

At the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd Street.The writer’s jokes and taut scenes still play, but only barely.Co-directors Diane Paulus and Jeffrey L.

Page have taken “1776,” which won the Tony Award for Best Musical over “Hair,” and cast women, transgender and nonbinary actors as the Founding Fathers.

That’s a fine idea for a whole new show with a different angle. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” of course, brilliantly reframed Alexander Hamilton, George Washington and others as people of color, with rap as their lingua franca, in part to make the point that Hamilton and Co.

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