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Merrily We Roll Along - 2016 - Los Angeles

With music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along tells the powerful and moving story of a composer's idealism and friendships, corrupted by success, in an emotionally charged journey through the lives of three friends. Told backwards, this rarely-staged musical begins with the disillusioned present, travelling in time throughout seven different periods, and ending with the friends' optimistic early years. Based on the Kaufman and Hart play, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Sondheim's most beautiful and at times haunting songs including, "Good Thing Going," "Our Time," "Old Friends" and "Not a Day Goes By." Initially presented on Broadway in 1981, it ran for 52 previews and only 16 performances before quickly closing. That production is now the subject of a new documentary film, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened opening in theaters in November.

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Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

(Beverly Hills, CA)
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Merrily We Roll Along Los Angeles Cast



 

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