PHOTO ARCHIVE: "Hey, Old Friend!" Looking Back at Merrily We Roll Along
28 Nov 2013
The original Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along closed Nov. 28, 1981, after 52 previews and 16 performances. Here, we take a look back at that Merrily, some subsequent productions and the 2002 cast reunion.
The show played the Alvin Theatre, in a production staged by Harold Prince.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.