MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Wins Tony For Best Revival of A Musical

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Merrily We Roll Along | Photo: Joan Marcus

Kobi Kassal
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June 16, 2024 10:36 PM

Well, it certainly is a hit. Merrily We Roll Along has won the 2024 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Merrily beat out fellow nominees Cabaret, Tommy, and Gutenberg. 

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. An inventive cult-classic ahead of its time, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Stephen Sondheim’s most celebrated and personal songs. 

"For the entirety of the almost two hour and forty five minute run time, all 970 audience members seated at the Hudson Theatre for Merrily We Roll Along are quietly attentive as they behold a true Sondheim classic, reborn." said Theatrely's Editor-in-Chief, Kobi Kassal.

Merrily We Roll Along is directed by Tony Nominee Maria Friedman, features music & lyrics by Sondheim, a book by George Furth, and is based on the original play by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart.

The musical features Daniel Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Jonathan Groff as Franklin Shepard, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary Flynn, Merrily We Roll Along also features Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth Shepard, and Reg Rogers as Joe Josephson. The opening night company includes Calvin James Davis, Max Rackenberg, Brady Wagner, Sherz Aletaha, Maya Boyd, Leana Rae Concepcion, Morgan Kirner, Ken Krugman, Corey Mach, Talia Simone Robinson, Amanda Rose, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Brian Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Christian Strange, Koray Tarhan, Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, and Jacob Keith Watson. 

Merrily has been nominated for seven Tony Awards tonight. The winning revival is currently running at the Hudson Theatre.

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Kobi Kassal

Hailing from sunny South Florida, Kobi Kassal founded Theatrely (formerly Theatre Talk Boston) while attending Boston University. He is an avid theatre attender and can be found seeing a performance most nights of the week (in normal times!) He is interested in the cross section of theatre, popular culture, hospitality, and politics. He also loves a good bagel!