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First Look: Umbers, Humbley, Gabrielle And Strallen In MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG!


The first pictures from Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Maria Friedman. The show runs through 23 February 2013. 

Playing the lead roles are Damian Humbley (The Last 5 Years; Little Shop of Horrors) as Charley Kringas, Olivier award winner and Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) as Mary Flynn and Mark Umbers (Sweet Charity) as Franklin Shepard. Olivier nominee Josefina Gabrielle (Sweet Charity) returns to the Menier to play the role of Gussie Carnegie along with Glyn Kerslake (Road Show) who plays Joe Josephson.

Also cast are Clare Foster (Crazy For You) playing Beth Spencer and Zizi Strallen (Rock of Ages) who will play Meg Kincaid.  In addition, the cast includes Matthew BarrowMartin CallaghanClare FosterJosefina GabrielleGlyn KerslakeSamantha MercerNoah MillerAmanda Minihan, Kirk Patterson, Amy Ellen Richardson, Ashley Robinson, Tommy Rodger, Robbie ScotcherZizi StrallenJoseph WestJoanna Woodward

Based on the play by Kaufman and Hart, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical charts the turbulent relationship between three friends, Franklin, Charley and Mary, over three decades. 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’.

Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince.  Originally produced on Broadway by Lord GradeMartin StargerRobert Fryer and Harold Prince in association with Ruthie Mitchell and Howard Haines

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