Roundabout Theatre Company has announced a 1-week extension for its current Fiasco Theater production of Merrily We Roll Along, which began previews at the Laura Pels Theatre on January 12, 2019, officially opening on February 19, and will now play its final performance on April 14, 2019 (instead of April 7). Based on and with additional material from the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Merrily We Roll Along features music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth.
Stephen Sondheim was 50 years old when he wrote the music and lyrics for Merrily We Roll Along, the study in broken friendships amid bad choices that is enjoying a sympathetic and reworked revival by the Fiasco Theater (Roundabout’s company in residence) at the Laura Pels Theatre. Which is to say that this is the composer’s midlife crisis musical. Sometimes coy, other times trying too hard,... Read more