Merrily We Roll Along

Theatre
New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
Schedule
Tuesday at 7 pm
Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Thursday and Friday at 8 pm
Saturday at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday at 2 pm and 7 pm (exception: Wed. 2/15 at 7 pm)
Price
Starting at $25
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Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is a musical about friendship and the compromise of youthful ideals, based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The show moves backwards in time from 1980 to 1955 and examines the lives of three people whose friendship is tested by time, events, ambition and fate. It charts the rise of a songwriting team during the years of Sondheim’s own early career and includes some of his most brilliant and bruising songs, such as “Not a Day Goes By,” “Old Friends,” “Our Time” and “Opening Doors.”

Although unsuccessful in its original 1981 Broadway production (which ran 16 performances at the Alvin Theatre), Merrily has gained in stature and reputation over the ensuing years, beginning with a reconfigured version at the La Jolla Playhouse in California in 1985, directed by James Lapine.


Photo Coverage: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Cast Reunion Party
by Walter McBride - February 15, 2012

19 cast members of the original 1981 Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, including leading actors Lonny Price, Ann Morrison and Jim Walton, were reunited at New York City Center for a reception and performance of the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along yesterday. Check out our exclusive photos of the evening. Stephen Sondheim joined original and Encores! cast onstage for the reception and during the curtain call. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Original Cast Reunion at ENCORES!
by Walter McBride - February 15, 2012

19 cast members of the original 1981 Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, including leading actors Lonny Price, Ann Morrison and Jim Walton, were reunited at New York City Center for a reception and performance of the City Center Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along yesterday. Check out our exclusive photos of the evening. (more...)

Review - Merrily We Roll Along: Back To Before
by Ben Peltz - February 13, 2012

The original Broadway cast album of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along is one of those handful of recordings - like Mack and Mabel and Candide - that a musical theatre lover can listen to hundreds of times without hearing a clue as to why the show flopped.  The quick answer, and usually the most unfair one, is 'the book.'  More often, though, the more complete answer is ambition. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Encores' MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG!
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2012

Casting has been completed for New York City Center's upcoming Encores! production of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, the first New York City Center Encores! production of the season. Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, will be directed by James Lapine with music direction by Rob Berman and musical staging by Dan Knechtges. Merrily has been extended for a two-week run and will play for 15 performances, February 8-19, 2012, at New York City Center, 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

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