Trailer & New Dates Added For MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Screenings, On Sale Now
A flashy new trailer promoting the highly anticipated US screening of the recent West End revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG has been released in anticipation of the premiere next month as well as a new screening being added to New York City following the huge demand for tickets.
As originally reported by BroadwayWorld, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG was recently captured on film during a live performance of the West End revival directed by noted Sondheim interpreter Maria Friedman and starring Damian Humbley, Mark Umbers and Jenna Russell. The production originally began at the vaunted Menier Chocolate Factory before transferring to the West End for an extended run.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG traces the friendship of three individuals - Frank, Charley and Mary - from the 1950s through the late 1970s in reverse-time, depicting their dreams coming true, nightmares realized and the tricks time plays on us all. The score features such Sondheim hallmarks as "Not A Day Goes By", "Good Thing Going" and "Old Friends", famously covered by Carly Simon, Frank Sinatra and Liza Minnelli, respectively, among other musical gems. The original short-lived 1981 Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince, the final collaboration between Sondheim and Prince on a new musical until BOUNCE nearly 25 years later. Additionally, the show features a book by COMPANY collaborator George Furth, based on the play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.
Of note, Digital Theatre previously filmed and released the 2010 Regent's Park production of Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS, available here.
The official description of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is as follows: "riple Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman makes a thrilling directorial debut with this vibrant, full-scale production and exceptional cast led by Mark Umbers, Jenna Russell and Damian Humbley.
An emotionally charged journey through the lives of three very friends, Merrily We Roll Along winds back in time, exploring how the choices we make in life can change everything and everyone we love.
This Sondheim classic was a refreshing addition to the West End from the acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory, following its collection of hugely successful Tony and Olivier award winning transfers.
Check out the original article confirming the filming of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG here.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG will be presented in select Fathom-equipped movie theaters nationwide on October 23. For more information on Fathom's presentation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, visit the official site here.
For a direct link to the new NYC screening added today, click here.
View the trailer for Fathom's special movie theater presentation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG below.
From This Author Pat Cerasaro