Michael Weber discusses "Merrily We Roll Along," lyrics and music by Sondheim and book by George Furth based on the 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. "Merrily" is a legendary production that is told backwards in time and ran for 44 previews and only 16 performances in 1981 telling the story of three friends and the ups and downs of their 19 year relationship. Weber is joined by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (director and choreographer, Helen Hayes Award-winner for "Ragtime" at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway), Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune chief theater critic and culture columnist, New York Daily News Broadway and WBBM-TV critic) and Lonny Price (Porchlight Artistic Advisory board member, Broadway’s original "Charley Kringas,” "Merrily We Roll Along," director of Broadway’s "Sunset Boulevard," "Sweeney Todd," "Company" and "Sondheim! The Birthday Concert").
Edited by Austin Packard
Originally premiered Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Facebook.com/PorchlightMusicTheatre.
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