Presented by Second Generation Theatre
A modern classic
The story of friendships put through the show business ringer, Merrily Roll Along boasts a tricksy, non-linear narrative and some of the iconic Stephen Sondheim's most playful numbers, including 'Rich and Happy,' and 'Franklin Shepard, Inc.'
Written in collaboration with George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along premiered on Broadway in 1981, where it was met with less than ecstatic reviews. However, luckily for us, the show's reputation has steadily grown over the years!
What is the story?
In 1976, songwriter and producer Franklin Shepard was on top of the world. However, his rise to glory was not an easy one, and Merrily We Roll Along takes us on a journey back through his previous two decades in show business. In particular, it focuses on his relationships with writing partner Charles Kingras and author Mary Flynn, and the tensions that grow between them as Franklin pursues fame and fortune.