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Merrily We Roll Along - 2012 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.



Closing:February 19, 2012

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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.
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.
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.
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Merrily We Roll Along Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Merrily We Roll Along and what's the order?
The Hills of Tomorrow
Merrily We Roll Along
Rich and Happy
Old Friends
Like It Was
Franklin Shepard, Inc.
Not a Day Goes By
Now You Know
It's a Hit
The Blob
Good Thing Going
Bobby and Jackie and Jack
Opening Doors
Our Time
Honey
Darling!
Thank You for Coming
That Frank
Transition 1
Transition 2
Growing Up
Transition 3
Transition 4
Transition 5
Transition 6
Merrily We Roll Along
That Frank
Franklin Shepard, Inc.
Old Friends
Growing Up
Not A Day Goes By
Now You Know
Act Two Opening
It's A Hit!
The Blob
Good Thing Going
Not A Day Goes By - Act 2
Opening Doors
Our Time

What productions of Merrily We Roll Along have there been?
Merrily We Roll Along has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1981, Broadway which opened in 1981, Regional (US) which opened in 1985, Regional (US) which opened in 1990, Regional (UK) which opened in 1992, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, Off-Broadway which opened in 1994, West End which opened in 2000, Regional (US) which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2012, West End which opened in 2013, Los Angeles which opened in 2016, Off-Broadway which opened in 2019 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2022.