“MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG” BEGINS BROADWAY PERFORMANCES ON SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE HUDSON THEATRE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“Listen to that!Will you listen to that! Will you listen to that! That’s the sound of an audience Losing its mind!”
THE WILDLY ANTICIPATED BROADWAY TRANSFER
OF MARIA FRIEDMAN’S HUGELY ACCLAIMED
MENIER CHOCOLATE FACTORY & NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP
STEPHEN SONDHEIM AND GEORGE FURTH’S
BELOVED AND ETERNALLY CELEBRATED MUSICAL
“MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG”
WILL BEGIN PERFORMANCES ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023
AT THE HUDSON THEATRE
AND LINDSAY MENDEZ
DIRECTED BY OLIVIER AWARD® WINNER
**18 WEEKS ONLY**
TICKETS AVAILABLE BEGINNING THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2023
AT 10 AM E.T.
TICKETS FROM $59
New York, NY (March 15, 2023) – Producers Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Patrick Catullo, and Jeff Romley announced today that the first ever Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Merrily We Roll Along will begin performances on Tuesday, September 19 at the Hudson Theatre (141 W 44th Street) for a strictly limited, 18-week engagement. Directed by multi-Olivier Award® winner Maria Friedman, Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and is based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart.
Please visit MerrilyOnBroadway.com to sign up for first-access tickets.
First-Access tickets will go on sale beginning on Thursday, March 23 at 10am E.T.
Tickets on sale to the General Public beginning on Friday, March 24 at 10am E.T.
Tickets will be available from $59. A TodayTix Lottery will be available for all performances, with details to be announced at a later date.
As previously announced, Merrily We Roll Along will star Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn.
Additionally, the production will feature Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth Shepard, and Reg Rogers as Joe Josephson. The cast will also include Sherz Aletaha, Leana Rae Concepcion, Morgan Kirner, Corey Mach, Talia Robinson, Amanda Rose, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Brian Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Christian Strange, Koray Tarhan, Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, and Jacob Keith Watson.
The production recently enjoyed a critically acclaimed and completely sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop, after its sold-out runs at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and the Olivier Award-winning West End transfer produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
To receive the latest information on Merrily We Roll Along please visit MerrilyOnBroadway.com.
Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends — writer Mary and lyricist & playwright Charley. An inventive cult-classic ahead of its time, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. Maria Friedman first directed the musical at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory – a production that subsequently transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre, where it garnered the most five-star reviews in West End history before going on to win the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival.
Merrily We Roll Along will be produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Patrick Catullo, Jeff Romley, and New York Theatre Workshop. This production was originally produced at the Menier Chocolate Factory (Artistic Director David Babani) and subsequently produced in London’s West End by Sonia Friedman Productions, Menier Chocolate Factory, and Neal Street Productions.
Merrily We Roll Along also features choreography by Tim Jackson and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick.
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PRAISE FOR “MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG”
“It’s a hit. Maria Friedman’s staging brings Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant, ingenious score fully alive — and with Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez as the show’s central trio, it is perfectly cast.”
– Jesse Green, The New York Times
“MERRILY FINDS GREATNESS! A revelatory and intoxicating revival!
We’re all ‘catching at dreams,’ proclaims a lyric in the title number.
With this production, the dream of a great Merrily has been caught.”
– Peter Marks, The Washington Post
★★★★ “One of the best musicals of the theater season! Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe and Lindsay Mendez triumph in this intelligent, hilarious, human,
heartfelt and alive revival.”
– Johnny Oleksinski, The New York Post
“Cross your fingers, Broadway: with Maria Friedman’s superb revival, it might finally be Merrily’s time. Singing Sondheim’s virtuosic score, the three leads are exceptional: Groff’s Frank makes you feel how much he loves writing music, and what a self-betrayal his abandonment of it represents; Radcliffe, bright-eyed and tightly wound, is a ball of clenched energy that explodes to great effect; and Mendez’s funny, lovable Mary is gorgeously sung and brilliantly worked out: her unrequited yearning for Frank has perhaps never been plainer or more affecting.”
– Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“This superlative show casts an intoxicating spell! Stunning, rapturous,
joyful and heartbreaking.”
– Charles Isherwood, The Wall Street Journal
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