Daniel Radcliffe Will Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Off-Broadway
Harry Potter film star and Broadway alum Daniel Radcliffe will play Charley in a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. The staging will premiere later this year at New York Theatre Workshop.
Spanning three decades in the entertainment business, Merrily We Roll Along charts the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends: writer Mary and lyricist-playwright Charley.
The musical features music and lyrics by Sondheim with a book by George Furth, and is based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Directed by Olivier winner Maria Friedman and choreographed by Tim Jackson, Merrily We Roll Along is presented by special arrangement with Sonia Friedman Productions, the Menier Chocolate Factory, and Patrick Catullo. Friedman first directed the musical at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory which subsequently transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2013, winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical.
Additional details, including the full cast and creative team, will be announced at a later date.
Merrily We Roll Along will complete the NYTW 2022-2023 season. It joins productions of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, in a new adaptation by Clare Barron, directed by Sam Gold; american (tele)visions by Victor I. Cazares, directed by Rubén Polendo; How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla, co-directed by Rachel Chavkin, Padilla, and Steph Paul; and The Half-God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams.