Fiasco Theater and Roundabout Theatre Company celebrate the official opening of the Off-Broadway production of Merrily We Roll Along February 19. Following Fiasco's Into the Woods, the resident company brings its signature ensemble style and imagination to the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical about a trio of showbiz friends who come together and fall apart over several years.
With direction by Fiasco's artistic director Noah Brody, the cast of Merrily We Roll Along is made up of Manu Narayan, Brittany Bradford, Jessie Austrian, Ben Steinfeld, Paul L. Coffey, and Emily Young. Nicole Ferguson, Jennifer Blood, Joe Joseph, and Nicholas Ryan are the understudies.
Merrily We Roll Along plays in the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. Performances began January 12 and are scheduled to continue through April 7.
The production features choreography by Lorin Latarro, and music direction and orchestrations by Alexander Gemignani.
Completing the creative team are Derek McLane (sets), Paloma Young (costumes), Christopher Akerlind (lighting), Peter Hylenski (sound), Meg Zervoulis (music contractor), Kathryn Armour (singing and Alexander technique consultant), and Mark Dobrow (production stage manager).
This production of Merrily We Roll Along incorporates additional material from George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's 1934 play that inspired the musical.