A buoyant musical that fits Ford's Theatre to a T, 1776 dramatizes the impassioned debates that forged America's democracy. Sherman Edwards wrote the music and lyrics and Peter Stone handled the book. Peter Flynn directs and Michael Bobbitt provides the choreography for this production starring Peter Boyer, Floyd King, Rick Hammerly, Christopher Bloch, William Diggle and Tom Story. To May 19. Ford's Theatre, 511 10th St. NW. Tickets are $30 to $85. Call 800-982-2787 or visit fordstheatre.org.
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