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Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 26, 2016
One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway,Â Merrily We Roll AlongÂ openedÂ to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time,Â Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened Â draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices -- through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast ofÂ Merrily We Roll Along.Â Below, Richard Ridge chats with Price about his journey with the musical, the creation of the documentary,Â and so much more!