Two Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
1994 York Theatre Version
The authors of the landmark COMPANY
reunite to turn the traditional showbiz musical on its head in this
thrilling and compelling Broadway fable about friendship, compromise and
the high price of success.
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
begins in the present and moves backwards, tracing the lives of
wealthy, jaded composer Franklin Shepard and his two estranged friends
through each milestone of their personal and professional lives (good
and bad). The show ends with a touch of rueful irony, as the three best
friends at the start of their careers face a bright future: young,
talented and enthusiastic about the worlds waiting to be conquered.
and George Furth
expertly blend the excitement and energy of a backstage musical with a
poignant and emotional contemporary story about the importance of
staying true to one's ideals. Like COMPANY, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
is a modest-sized show that crackles with the wit, humor and intensity
that embody the spirit of New York City. With a brilliant
"Broadway-style" score and that deep insight one expects from any Sondheim endeavor, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is a spirited and moving cautionary tale for anyone who has ever pursued a dream.
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