Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway)
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Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway)
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Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(4019 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
2%
Negative
2%
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Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing

About the Show

A Broadway revival of Sondheim's beloved cult classic featuring a star-studded cast.

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66 Reviews | 2 Followers
100
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great show - loved this at NYTW, but it’s even better on Broadway. Moving with catchy songs and great performances.

Don't see it if You are looking for big, flashy effects or dance numbers - this isn’t that type of show.

52 Reviews | 13 Followers
100
Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Must see, Exquisite

See it if Classic theatre experience. Clever structure. Absorbing performances. Cross off another Sondheim show off your bucket list.

Don't see it if Structured show - going forward, not backward.

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97 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Great acting, Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy a talented cast with a cleverly non-chronological story about friendship

Don't see it if You have a problem with non-linear story telling.

113 Reviews | 34 Followers
100
Masterful, Great acting, Great singing, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if you love Sondheim and want a see the love and anguish of friendships and the heartbreak of success. Amazing and heartbreaking ❤️‍🩹🎶

Don't see it if if you don’t like Sondheim. Must see!

216 Reviews | 60 Followers
100
Rush to see this production, Pure genius executed flawlessly with love and care

See it if A night of worship at the church of Sondheim. The creative team shares his beautiful soul in the arena he knew best.

Don't see it if Kudos to the creative team for evolving the Broadway production to dizzying heights! Yes, you should see it again on Broadway!

53 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
Profound, Masterful, Great acting, Exquisite, Absorbing

See it if love Sondheim and stories of friendship.

Don't see it if Sondheim music is not for you.

553 Reviews | 285 Followers
100
Riveting, Great singing, Must see, Masterful, Intelligent

See it if you want to see a dream of a production. Groff and Melendez are superb. Radcliffe's understudy, Koray Tarhan, knocked it out of the park!

Don't see it if just go! Theatre doesn't get much better than this!

58 Reviews | 22 Followers
100
Resonant, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an amazing musical with a great cast

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Critic Reviews (20)

The New York Times
October 10th, 2023

CRITIC’S PICK: “Maria Friedman’s unsparing direction and a thrillingly fierce central performance by Jonathan Groff have given the show the hard shell it lacked. Now heartbreaking in the poignant sense only, ‘Merrily’ has been found in the dark.”
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Time Out New York
October 10th, 2023

“Friedman’s production meets the audience halfway, and a Broadway audience today just might be able to make up the difference as it couldn’t in 1981. Cross your fingers: It might finally be ’Merrily’s’ time.”
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New York Theatre Guide
October 10th, 2023

“You’re going to want to preserve the riches flowing throughout this hurts-so-good musical about growing up and growing apart.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
October 10th, 2023

“A central trio as sensitive and superb as this one doesn’t just make ’Merrily’ more moving; it makes it much more fun. It even adds a faint glimmer of something resembling hope...With their irresistible energy and chemistry, Mendez, Groff, and Radcliffe lift ’Merrily’ up, yet keep it grounded with real, apparent affection and emotional heft. They are the ones reviving the play, by revealing and jump-starting its heart.”
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The Wall Street Journal
October 11th, 2023

“The production shines a bright and welcome spotlight on a Sondheim score that has long been cherished by aficionados of his work...With this Broadway revival, sure to be the hottest ticket of the fall season, and perhaps the spring, too, Ms. Friedman and her cast and collaborators have ensured that Sondheim’s achievement will garner the wider popular appreciation it deserves.”
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Deadline
October 10th, 2023

“Not that this new production of ’Merrily’ completely fills in and smoothes out the musical’s legendary potholes, but it certainly helps us step around them without too much effort or frustration. You’d be hard-pressed to imagine a better ’Merrily We Roll Along’.”
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Variety
October 10th, 2023

“What makes the musical hard for first-time audiences is the fact that it’s like a jigsaw puzzle doled out one piece at a time, so you don’t see a complete picture until the last piece is placed and the show is over...That’s why ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ is art and not comfortably commercial theater.”
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The Washington Post
October 10th, 2023

“Ideally, this Broadway incarnation will be both a hit and a reflection of the higher aspirations of musical theater. It’s even tighter, funnier and more touching than what Friedman staged off-Broadway. So much ingenuity. So much joyful creativity. So much for audiences to savor.”
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