starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez
The highly acclaimed Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merry We Roll is finally back on Broadway. Starring Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff, Tony winner Lindsay Mendez and screen and stage star Daniel Radcliffe. The story of friendships put through the show business ringer, Merrily Roll Along boasts a tricksy, non-linear narrative and some of Sondheim's most playful numbers, including 'Rich and Happy,' and 'Franklin Shepard, Inc.'
Written in collaboration with George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along premiered on Broadway in 1981 and was met with less than ecstatic reviews. However, this time around, it's managed to break the curse, receiving a raft of 5-star reviews on its opening night in October 2023.
WHAT IS MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG ABOUT?
In 1976, songwriter and producer Franklin Shepard is on top of the world. However, his rise to glory was not an easy one, and Merrily We Roll Along takes us on a journey back through his previous two decades in show business. In particular, it focuses on his relationships with writing partner Charles Kingras and author Mary Flynn, and the tensions that grow between them as Franklin pursues fame and fortune.