Merrily We Roll Along Kicks Off in Connecticut Tonight with If/Then's Jason Tam

News   Merrily We Roll Along Kicks Off in Connecticut Tonight with If/Then's Jason Tam The Sharon Playhouse's staging of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's celebrated musical Merrily We Roll Along begins performances July 15 at the Connecticut venue, starring Broadway actor Jason Tam (If/Then, A Chorus Line, Les Misérables) as Franklin Shepard.

Jason Tam
Jason Tam

The cast also features A.J. Shively (La Cage aux Folles), Lauren Marcus, Sarah Cline, David Fanning and Evan Fine; as well as ensemble members Emma Camp, Mac Cherny, Jack Flatley, Elena Juliano, Naree Ketudat, Alyssa Lundberg, Mac Myles, Stephanie Meadowcroft, Megan Mistretta, Thomas Prast and Owen Russell.

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Directed by John Simpkins with choreography by Jennifer Werner and music direction by Eric Kang, the production will continue through July 19.

From the creators of Company, Furth and Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along follows the life of wealthy composer Franklin and his friends--in reverse. Beginning at the height of his fame in 1976, the musical traces the story of how he achieved his status back to 1957. Inspired by the 1934 play of the same title by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, the show features many well-known Sondheim’s songs including "Good Thing Going," "Not a Day Goes By" and "Old Friends."

Merrily We Roll Along opened on Broadway in 1981 with a cast that included Jason Alexander, Tonya Pinkins, Liz Callaway, Jim Walton, Lonny Price and Ann Morrison.

For tickets or more information visit SharonPlayhouse or phone (860) 364-7469.

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