New York Theatre Workshop
21st Nov - 22nd Jan, 2023
Merrily We Roll Along
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Based on the Original Play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Originally produced on Broadway by Lord Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer, and Harold Prince in association with Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines
Choreographed by Tim Jackson
Directed by Maria Friedman
Neil Gooding Productions is a proud financial investor in Merrily We Roll Along Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop
Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley. An inventive, cult-classic ahead of its time, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Stephen Sondheim's most celebrated and personal songs. Maria Friedman first directed the musical at London's Menier Chocolate Factory which subsequently transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre to critical acclaim—the most five-star reviews in West End history—winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical.
For more information visit: https://www.nytw.org/show/merrily-we-roll-along/
"CRITIC'S PICK! Maria Friedman's staging brings the intelligence of the songs fully alive. And with Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez as the show's central trio of backward-tumbling friends, it is perfectly cast."
The New York Times
"5 STARS! It's a hit!"
New York Stage Review
"INTOXICATING. REVELATORY. They said it couldn't be done. But they've done it. And not only merrily. Magnificently."
The Washington Post
"Jonathan Groff is a revelation."
"Lindsay Mendez is spectacular—truly one of the stage performances of the year."
"Daniel Radcliffe works musical magic, delivering a winning and wittily engaging turn."
"4 STARS. One of the best musicals of the theater season. What's like it? Damn few."
New York Post
"4 STARS. The best I've ever seen."
Time Out New York
"A MASTERPIECE. I watched director Maria Friedman's stunning, revelatory production through a kind of moist-eyed haze, mind racing, heart beating and all that stuff."
"Thanks to superlative casting and canny direction, this elegant, emotionally searching production may be the finest 'Merrily' you'll ever see."
"GORGEOUS. A Slice of Stunning Sondheim. Just go, immerse yourselves, and head out onto the streets, eyes still leaky and heart full."
"PIERCING & REFRESHINGLY PLAYFUL."
New York Sun
"INSPIRED. It's definitely been worth the wait. A stellar, musically sumptuous affair."
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Lindsay Mendez and Jonathan Groff