STAGE TUBE: First Look at Josefina Gabrielle & Mark Umbers in West End's Filmed MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
Select scenes from the critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, in cinemas for one night only on October 23, have just been released. Get a first look at Mark Umbers as Franklin Shepard and Josefina Gabrielle as Gussie Carnegie in the clips below!
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is presented in 460 cinemas around the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
With music and lyrics by renowned American composer and lyricist 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 - an emotionally charged journey through the lives of three friends - 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.
Sondheim was recently awarded one of the top honours in the arts world: the Edward MacDowell Medal for lifetime 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' brings the West End to America's big screens in a truly wonderful and vibrant way," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. "Theatre fans will be wowed by this superb production."
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