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Blake Jenner starred in the critically-acclaimed feature The Edge of Seventeen opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson. He also appeared alongside Logan Lerman and Elle Fanning in Sidney Hall. Jenner was the lead in Richard Linklater's nostalgia comedy feature Everybody Wants Some!! Jenner first broke out on the second season of The Glee Project where he was selected as one of fourteen contestants to compete, and ultimately won the competition, landing him a role as series regular Ryder Lynn role on the hit television comedy Glee. Blake has a recurring role on the series Supergirl. His latest film, American Animals in which he stars alongside Evan Peters, Ann Dowd and Barry Keoghan, is now in theaters.

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Richard Linklater Says Sondheim Was 'Extremely Generous' on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film

In a new interview, director Richard Linklater touched on his forthcoming film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along and his relationship with the late composer. The movie is based on the musical that is currently on Broadway and follows three friends throughout their lives and careers.
Richard Linklater Calls Paul Mescal 'Transcendent' in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film

In a new interview, director Richard Linklater has praised Paul Mescal, who is playing Franklin Shephard in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along. The movie, based on the Sondheim musical that is currently on Broadway, is being shot every couple of years over the course of 20 years.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG: A [Backwards] History of Old Friends

Go inside the complete history of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, playing at Broadway's Hudson Theatre now!
Photos: See Raven Symone, Michael Feinstein, Lorna Luft, JoJo Siwa & More at the 10th Annual Real To Reel Honors

See photos from the 2023 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry and launch of the 10th annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+s in Hollywood' exhibit.  
Ben Platt Reveals That Second MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film Sequence Will Shoot This Year

Ben Platt has revealed that the second sequence for the Merrily We Roll Along film adaption will be shot this year. Platt will star as Charley Kringas in the movie based on Stephen Sondheim's iconic musical, with Beanie Feldstein as Mary Flynn and the recently announced Paul Mescal as Franklin Shepard.
Wake Up With BWW 1/10: Inside BEETLEJUICE Closing Night on Broadway, and More!

Top stories include footage and photos from the closing night curtain call of Beetlejuice! Plus, Paul Mescal replaces Blake Jenner in the upcoming film adaptation of Merrily We Roll Along, and more!
Paul Mescal Replaces Blake Jenner In MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film

Hey, old friend! Actor Paul Mescal has joined the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Merrily We Roll Along. Mescal steps into the lead role of Franklin Shephard, replacing originally announced star Blake Jenner.
Video: A Crash Course on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Something is stirring! As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along will transfer to Broadway in Fall 2023. Want to know more about the show? We've got you covered wit these videos!
Review Roundup: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Opens At New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theater Workshop's production of Merrily We Roll Along officially opened last night, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez. Performances began on Monday, November 21st. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening, and you can check out photos from the red carpet here!
Wake Up With BWW 4/6: SPRING AWAKENING Documentary, and More!

Today's top stories include an upcoming Spring Awakening documentary called 'Those You've Known'! Plus, find out about the latest COVID-related cancellations and changes, including the first preview of A Strange Loop, and Matthew Broderick in Plaza Suite.
Ben Platt Reveals Progress on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film

Before taking the stage to perform during the In Memoriam at the GRAMMYs, Ben Platt shared an update on the progress of the Merrily We Roll Along film. Directed by Richard Linklater, the film is set to be shot across the next twenty years and in reverse chronological order. Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner will join Platt in the new adaption.
An Always Up-to-Date Schedule of Musical Film Adaptations!

Get the latest news on upcoming film adaptations, the schedule of movie musicals in development or production, and more with our always up-to-date musical film adaptation schedule!
BWW Roundup: Movie Musicals to Look Forward to in 2021!

After a year like this one, we could all use some musical warmth to look forward to. Luckily, we have it on good authority that several major Broadway musicals will be adapted and released as major motion pictures in the next year!
Ben Platt Talks Broadway Return, MERRILY, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Film and More

In a new interview with Deadline, Tony Award-winner Ben Platt has revealed updates on a few of his many upcoming projects, including his 'hankering' to return to Broadway following the pandemic.
LISTEN: Hear Ben Platt Sing His SONGLAND Selection 'Everything I Did to Get to You'

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt was the guest recording artist on Monday, June 8th's episode of Songland on NBC!
Ben Platt to be a Guest Recording Artist on NBC's SONGLAND

Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, Ben Platt will be the guest recording artist on June 8th's episode of Songland on NBC!
Ben Platt Unveils Deluxe Edition of Debut Album, SING TO ME INSTEAD

GRAMMY, TONY, and Emmy Award-winning artist Ben Platt has announced today's release of the much-anticipated deluxe edition of his critically-acclaimed debut album.
VIDEO: The Platt Brothers Sing Graduation Medley

Ben Platt, Henry Platt, and Jonah Platt delivered a beautiful mash-up of graduation-themed songsa?'during a televised, one-hour multimedia event, Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020.
Ben Platt Shares His New Single 'So Will I'

Grammy, Tony, and Emmy Award-winning artist Ben Platt has released his new single, 'So Will I.' 
BWW Review: Peter Dinklage Deserves Better Than Dreary, Passionless CYRANO Musical

The cleverest part of adaptor/director Erica Schmidt's new musical based on Edmond Rostand's classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC is that the two times a character makes mention of the title fellow's very large nose, there is a pause before the word, making it clear that the speaker was about to say something else, but thought better of it.

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