Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company will present a revival of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Merrily We Roll Along as part of its 2017-18 season.
Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman, who directed an acclaimed 2012 London revival of Merrily, will bring her vision to U.S. audiences with this intimate, new staging.
Friedman made her directorial debut with the musical that transferred to the West End following a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production was filmed live and broadcast in cinemas in 2013. It has since been available to view on various digital platforms.
Merrily We Roll Along will begin previews September 8, with an official opening slated for September 13. It is presented as part of the Huntington’s Sondheim Cycle, which aims to present 15 of the composer-lyricist’s works over the next several seasons.
Watch highlights from the London revival below:
The Huntington’s upcoming season will also include Ken Urban’s A Guide for the Homesick, directed by Colman Domingo; Moliere’s Tartuffe, directed by Peter DuBoius; Dominque Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew; Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, directed by Liesl Tommy; Bernard Weinraub’s Fall, directed by DuBous; and Melinda Lopez’s Mala, directed by David Dower.
For details, visit huntingtontheatre.org.
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