MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG In Cinemas For One Night Only, Oct 24!
Audiences in the UK can see the West End production of Merrily We Roll Along in cinemas nationwide on Thursday 24th October as part of the West End Theatre Series brought to you by CinemaLive and Digital Theatre.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along transferred to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production received more five-star reviews than any other musical in West End history and won the 2012 Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical.
Starting in 1980 and travelling backwards in time, this powerful and moving story features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going', 'Not a Day Goes by' and 'Old Friends'. Triple Oliver Award-winner Maria Friedman makes a thrilling directorial debut with this vibrant, full-scale production with an exceptional cast led by Mark Umbers, Jenna Russell and Damian Humbley.
Stephen Sondheim said: "This production of Merrily We Roll Along is not only the best I've seen, but one of those rare instances where casting, direction and show come together in perfect combination, resulting in the classic ideal of the sum being greater than the parts."
Stephen Sondheim was recently awarded one of the top honours in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal forlifetime achievement. He has won an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, six Olivier Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, an Oliver Special Award and the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
Merrily We Roll Along was produced in the West End by Chocolate Factory Productions, Neal Street Productions,Sonia Friedman Productions, Bob Bartner & Norman Tulchin, Debbie Bisno, Scott M. Delman, Just for Laughs Theatricals, Tanya Link.
THE WEST END'S 'MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG' IS IN UK CINEMAS ON 24th OCTOBER (most venues) ONE NIGHT ONLY!
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