Krystal Joy Brown, Talia Robinson, More Join MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
The gang’s all here! Casting is complete for the upcoming Off-Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along. The Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical will feature Krystal Joy Brown (Hamilton) as Gussie, Talia Robinson (Dear Evan Hansen) as Meg, and Katie Rose Clarke (Wicked) as Beth.
Rounding out the cast are Sherz Aletaha as Scotty/Mrs. Spencer/Auditionee, Leana Rae Concepcion as Newscaster/Waitress/Auditionee, Corey Mach as Tyler/Make-Up Artist, Reg Rogers as Joe, Jamila Sabares-Klemm as Dory/Evelyn, Brian Sears as Photographer/Bunker, Christian Strange as RU/Newscaster/Reverend, Vishal Vaidya as Jerome, Natalie Wachen as KT, and Jacob Keith Watson as Terry/Mr. Spencer. Carter Harris and Colin Keane will alternate as Frank Jr.; Morgan Kirner, Koray Tarhan, Evan Alexander Smith, Amanda Rose are swings.
The robust cast joins the previously announced Jonathan Groff as Franklin, Lindsay Mendez as Mary, and Daniel Radcliffe as Charley. The musical begins previews November 21 at New York Theatre Workshop ahead of a December 12 opening night.
Featuring a score by Stephen Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Merrily We Roll Along spans three decades in the entertainment business and is told in reverse chronological order. The musical follows the turbulent relationship between composer Franklin Shepard and his two lifelong friends: writer Mary and lyricist-playwright Charley.
The creative team features Maria Friedman as director, Tim Jackson as choreographer, Catherine Jayes as music supervisor, and Alvin Hough, Jr. as music director. The design team includes scenic and costume designer Soutra Gilmour, lighting designer Amith Chandrashaker, and sound designer Kai Harada. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger with additional casting by Taylor Williams. Dave Anzuelo serves as fight and intimacy director with Jhanaë K-C Bonnick as stage manager.
While tickets for the show are already a hot item, NYTW has partnered with TodayTix for its CHEAPTIX program to offer a $25 lottery ticket deal at each performance. Merrily We Roll Along is presented by special arrangement with Sonia Friedman Productions, the Menier Chocolate Factory and Patrick Catullo.