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Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway Tickets

See Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez in a Sondheim classic.
Production shot of Merrily We Roll Along in New York, with Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn doing a pinky swear.
Production shot of Merrily We Roll Along in New York, with Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie standing on a piano seat, with Katie Rose Clarke as Beth, Jonathan Groff Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard, Jacob Keith Watson and Talia Robinson.
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Production shot of Merrily We Roll Along in New York, with Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn wearing robes.

About Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway

See 2024 Tony Award winners Daniel Radcliffe and Jonathan Groff, alongside nominee Lindsay Mendez, in the first revival of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Get Merrily We Roll Along tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Merrily We Roll Along is a musical about 20 years in the lives of three old friends: Broadway composer-turned-film producer Franklin Shepard, playwright and lyricist Charley Kringas, and theatre critic Mary Flynn. The show charts how their friendship devolves and fractures in the course of two decades as a result of Frank's relentless quest for success, fame, and fortune.

Merrily We Roll Along goes in reverse chronological order, beginning when Frank is a successful but shallow producer whose choices have distanced him from his true composing talents and lifelong friends. The show ends when he, Charley, and Mary are young, bright-eyed, and meeting for the first time, when Frank and Charley become a writing duo and Mary meets them when she hears the beautiful music coming from their apartment. In the meantime, we also see Frank's romantic and professional relationships get turned inside out, too.

The musical is based on a 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The Merrily We Roll Along musical changed the names and professions of its principal characters: playwright Richard Niles became Franklin, painter Jonathan Crale became Charley, and novelist Julia Glenn became Mary.

Adapting the story of Merrily We Roll Along into a musical also allowed composer Stephen Sondheim to be inventive with style and structure. To fit the reverse-chronological-order setup, he puts reprises of songs before their "original" versions, and he repeats some themes and sounds in different songs to mimic how memories from one's youth take on difference resonances over time.

Sondheim collaborated with bookwriter George Furth and director Hal Prince for the original production of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway in 1981. It was the trio's second collaboration after the greatly successful Company — which, coincidentally, was just revived on Broadway in the 2021-22 season. The debut of Merrily We Roll Along in New York was not as successful initially; the show closed after 52 previews and 16 performances.

Since then, however, the show underwent extensive rewrites and has become a classic, spawning multiple Off-Broadway revivals and a London production that earned the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. This production of Merrily We Roll Along isn't even the only star-studded production currently in the works — a film adaptation starring Paul Mescal, Beanie Feldstein, and Ben Platt has begun filming and will shoot over the course of 20 years.

Merrily We Roll Along and Company join Assassins and Into the Woods in the list of recent Sondheim revivals in New York. Classic Stage Company mounted Assassins in winter 2021, and Into the Woods played New York City Center as part of the Encores! musical revival series ahead of a limited Broadway engagement in summer 2022. Between the Merrily Off-Broadway and Broadway productions, Sondheim's Sweeney Todd is getting a 2023 Broadway revival.

How long is Merrily We Roll Along?

Merrily We Roll Along runs 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission.

How can I get Merrily We Roll Along tickets?

Tickets to Merrily We Roll Along are available on New York Theatre Guide. Get Merrily We Roll Along Broadway tickets now.

Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

December 7th, 2023

End date

July 7th, 2024

Categories

Age

Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

Production note
Seats indicated by a half-moon on the seating chart indicate a restricted view of the stage. By selecting these seats, you acknowledge that your view of the show may be limited.
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4K+ Reviews

John Ned

John Ned

172 Reviews | 183 Followers
99
Perfect cast, Fantastic, Intelligent, Believe the hype!

See it if you are serious theater lover seeking a quality production. This was first class in every way. Groff, Radcliffe and Mendez were perfect.

Don’t see it if you are in the mood for light fluff. If you only like musicals that uses pop songs that you know and love.

Bruce 6

Bruce 6

779 Reviews | 333 Followers
97
Finally version of merrily worthy of sond's genius, Tells story youthful dreams that are dashed

See it if brilliantly satirical, w great tunes, Sond's incmprably witty lyrics, fine perfs esp Groff/humanizing Frank & Tony-worthy Mendez

Don’t see it if DRadcliffe/Charley lost btw powrhouses Groff&Mendez; msgs "choices make a difference"&"ambition exacts price" obvious but execution's superb

Tom 6090

Tom 6090

206 Reviews | 397 Followers
92
Masterful, Great staging, Exquisite, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Outstanding production of a lesser Sondheim musical. Groff is a sensational leading man who makes this production a must see. Don't miss it.

Don’t see it if Anyone who loves musical theatre should see this production.

chris_

chris_

305 Reviews | 105 Followers
95
Masterful, Great writing, Absorbing

See it if amazing production of a great Sondheim score and story

Don’t see it if Outrageous ticket prices

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Our Review

'Merrily We Roll Along' review — first Broadway revival has a good thing going

4 of 5
10 Oct 2023, 12:00
Read our four-star review of Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway.

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway cast and creative team

By: George Furth, adapted from the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart
Songs by: Stephen Sondheim
Director: Maria Friedman
Choreography: Tim Jackson
Cast list: Daniel Radcliffe (as Charley Kringas), Jonathan Groff (as Franklin Shepard), Lindsay Mendez (as Mary Flynn), Krystal Joy Brown (as Gussie Carnegie), Katie Rose Clarke (as Beth), Reg Rogers (as Joe Josephson)
Design: Soutra Gilmour
Costumes: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: Amith Chandrashaker
Sound: Kai Harada
Other info: Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, music supervision by Catherine Jayes, music direction by Joel Fram, associate music supervision by Alvin Hough, Jr., music coordination by Kristy Norter

Venue

141 West 44th Street, New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

ADA seating, elevator access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices

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Frequently asked questions

What is Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway about?

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez star in the first Broadway revival of this Sondheim musical. The story of of three artists whose friendship falls apart starts at the end and ends at the beginning. Knowing their future, can something in the past change their fate? Relive your teenage years at Merrily We Roll Along and learn more about tickets today.

Where is Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway playing?

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway is playing at Hudson Theatre. The theatre is located in 141 West 44th Street, New York, 10036.

How long is Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

The running time of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway is 2hr 30min. Incl. 15min intermission.

What's the age requirement for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

The recommended age for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway is Ages 10+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater..

How do you book tickets for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway?

Book tickets for Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

Who wrote Merrily We Roll Along?

The script for Merrily We Roll Along is by George Furth, adapted from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1934 play of the same name. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Sondheim, who previously collaborated with Furth on Company.

Which songs are in Merrily We Roll Along?

Merrily We Roll Along's score includes the famous Sondheim songs "Good Thing Going," "Not a Day Goes By," "Like It Was," and "Merrily We Roll Along." There are 26 musical numbers in the show.

Is Merrily We Roll Along appropriate for kids?

Merrily We Roll Along is recommended for children 10 and older due to some strong language and references to alcoholism and adultery. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

When has Daniel Radcliffe been on Broadway?

Daniel Radcliffe has been on Broadway multiple times before in shows like How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in 2011. Learn more about all of Daniel Radcliffe's Broadway and international stage credits.

How long is Merrily We Roll Along playing on Broadway?

Merrily We Roll Along is on Broadway through March 24, 2024 only at the Hudson Theatre.

Who is in the cast of Merrily We Roll Along?

Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway stars Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Frank Shepard, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn. Learn more about Merrily We Roll Along and its cast.

Who directed Merrily We Roll Along?

Maria Friedman directs Merrily We Roll Along. Her production, which she first staged in London in 2012 before bringing it on and off Broadway in 2023, received critical acclaim in both the U.K. and U.S.

Is Merrily We Roll Along good?

Merrily We Roll Along is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide. Our four-star review of the Off-Broadway production praises Groff, Radcliffe, and Mendez's performances and reads, "The story’s consideration of the fragility of friendships stands out."

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