Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway Tickets 2024

Merrily We Roll Along

Experience the brilliant Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along at the Hudson Theatre. Starring Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez, this Stephen Sondheim musical charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends. Directed by Maria Friedman, this award-winning production is a must-see. Buy your Merrily We Roll Along tickets now!

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Why You Need to See It

  • Unique Aspects: “Merrily We Roll Along” is renowned for its reverse storytelling technique, where the narrative unfolds backward. This innovative approach allows audiences to see the characters’ lives and decisions from their successes back to their origins, offering a profound perspective on ambition, friendship, and life’s unexpected turns.
  • Costume Details: The costumes in “Merrily We Roll Along” reflect the different decades as the story moves from the late 1970s back to the 1950s. Each era is meticulously represented through fashion, capturing the evolving styles and cultural moods, adding authenticity and visual richness to the production.
  • Songs and Music: Stephen Sondheim’s score for “Merrily We Roll Along” is a masterclass in musical theatre. Iconic songs like “Old Friends,” “Not a Day Goes By,” and “Our Time” are emotionally resonant and beautifully crafted, showcasing Sondheim’s lyrical genius and the musical’s thematic depth.
  • Awards: Though the original Broadway production had a short run, “Merrily We Roll Along” has since been celebrated in numerous revivals and productions, earning accolades and critical acclaim for its music, direction, and innovative storytelling.
  • Notable Cast Members: Over the years, many renowned actors have taken on roles in “Merrily We Roll Along.” The original cast included Jason Alexander and Lonny Price. More recent productions have seen performances by actors like Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, bringing star power and new interpretations to the characters.
  • Adaptations: The musical has seen various adaptations, including a well-received documentary “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” which explores the original Broadway production’s journey. Additionally, the musical has inspired numerous stage revivals, each bringing a unique vision to the story.
  • Audience Suitability: “Merrily We Roll Along” is suitable for teens and adults who appreciate complex narratives and sophisticated music. Its themes of friendship, ambition, and the passage of time resonate deeply with those who have experienced the ups and downs of life’s journey, making it a poignant and reflective theatre experience.

Merrily We Roll Along Cast on Broadway

The current Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along features a talented cast that brings this classic Stephen Sondheim musical to life. Here are the main roles and their performers:

  • Franklin Shepard: Played by Jonathan Groff, Franklin is a successful composer turned movie producer whose relationships and career are examined in reverse chronological order.
  • Charley Kringas: Portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe, Charley is Franklin’s lyricist and best friend, whose partnership and friendship with Franklin experience ups and downs throughout the years.
  • Mary Flynn: Lindsay Mendez takes on the role of Mary, a novelist and longtime friend of Franklin and Charley, whose unrequited love for Franklin adds complexity to their friendship.
  • Beth Shepard: Katie Rose Clarke plays Beth, Franklin’s first wife, whose poignant song “Not a Day Goes By” is a highlight of the show.
  • Gussie Carnegie: Portrayed by Krystal Joy Brown, Gussie is a Broadway star who becomes involved with Franklin, further complicating his personal and professional life.
  • Joe Josephson: Reg Rogers plays Joe, a producer and Gussie’s husband, whose professional relationship with Franklin also gets entangled in personal issues.

Merrily We Roll Along Musical Testimonials

Beautiful theatre, great show. Sad to hear that Merrily is closing after a fantastic run. Everything in the theatre ran smoothly and ushers were kind. Nice amount of legroom in the mezzanine, as it is heavily raked. Would definitely recommend seeing a show here.
The Matthews
The Matthews
A beautiful, medium sized theater. We watched "Merrily We Roll Along." Such a heartwarming piece, with a superb ensemble, it was just great to watch such an awesome performance.
Erica Gentry
Erica Gentry
The staff from security, to the bartender, to the ushers are all SO kind. Nicest theater staff in the city IMO.Just saw Merrily We Roll Along and it was worth every penny to see Daniele Radcliffe, Lindsay Mendez, & Jonathan Groff live. The chemistry between the leads is heart warming.The chemistry between the ensemble is electric!⚡️every dancer, singer, and actor killed it!
Stage Door Betty
Stage Door Betty
Beautiful theater! You can sit anywhere and have a good view. Staff was excellent! And I especially appreciated them reminding people, more than once, that cell phones make st be all the way off. And that photo taking was prohibited. The day we saw Merrily, theater goers were wonderful & respectful of other patrons.
Jessica Dawson
Jessica Dawson
Went to see Daniel Radcliffe in Merrily We Roll Along, not knowing what the show was about. It was so good! All the actors did an amazing job, the singing was beautiful. It's magical to watch movie stars live in a show. Dan was extremely kind and signed for everyone who was in the holding area. It was well organized. The staff of the theater were helpful and showed us where to go after the show to get to the area for signatures. We sat in the balcony and had a good view. The live Orchestra was top notch. Definitely want to go back to watch it again!
Qin Maya Mei
Qin Maya Mei
This is not a huge theater but everything fitted in perfectly. Watched Merrily We Roll Along here. So far my favorite Broadway musical in the past 5 years. Jonathan, Daniel and Lindsay’s performance was phenomenal!

The Venue: Hudson Theatre

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is “Merrily We Roll Along” about?

“Merrily We Roll Along” tells the story of three friends – Franklin Shepard, Mary Flynn, and Charley Kringas – and their journey through life, love, and careers. The unique aspect of the musical is its reverse chronology, starting with the characters at the height of their success and moving backward to their early days of youthful idealism.

Who wrote the music and lyrics for “Merrily We Roll Along”?

The music and lyrics for “Merrily We Roll Along” were written by the legendary Stephen Sondheim, known for his complex melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.

When did “Merrily We Roll Along” first premiere on Broadway?

“Merrily We Roll Along” first premiered on Broadway in 1981. Although the original production had a short run, it has since gained a cult following and has been revived multiple times.

How long is the running time of “Merrily We Roll Along”?

The running time of “Merrily We Roll Along” is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission. This duration may vary slightly depending on the production.

Is “Merrily We Roll Along” suitable for children?

“Merrily We Roll Along” is generally recommended for teens and adults due to its mature themes and complex narrative structure. Younger children might find it challenging to follow.

Who are some notable actors who have starred in “Merrily We Roll Along”?

Over the years, “Merrily We Roll Along” has featured many notable actors, including Jason Alexander, Lonny Price, Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Each brings their unique talent to the roles, adding depth and nuance to the characters.

Where can I buy tickets for “Merrily We Roll Along” on Broadway?

You can purchase tickets for “Merrily We Roll Along” on the ConcertsAndTickets website or through the official Broadway website. Both platforms offer reliable and secure ticket purchasing options.

What are the showtimes for “Merrily We Roll Along” on Broadway?

Showtimes for “Merrily We Roll Along” vary, so it’s best to check the event page on the ConcertsAndTickets website for the most up-to-date schedule and availability.

Has “Merrily We Roll Along” won any awards?

While the original Broadway production did not win any major awards, subsequent revivals and productions have received critical acclaim and various accolades, highlighting the enduring appeal and artistic merit of the musical.

Are there any film adaptations of “Merrily We Roll Along”?

There is a well-known documentary titled “Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened,” which explores the original Broadway production’s journey. Additionally, there have been discussions about potential film adaptations, but none have been released as of now.