Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway)
Ends Jul 2024 2h 15m
Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway)
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Merrily We Roll Along (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

93%
(3808 Ratings)
Positive
96%
Mixed
2%
Negative
2%
Members say
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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Show-Score Member Reviews (616)

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73 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Great acting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you are interested in the development of human relationships.

Don't see it if you don't like time going backwards.

57 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Great writing, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting, Clever

See it if Love Sondheim, enjoy great chemistry between the leads, want to get your heartbroken

Don't see it if A show in reverse order sounds like torture to you, you want to be surprised in terms of plot developments.

62 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dramas about relationships between different people, something a bit serious

Don't see it if You need something fast-paced, expecting a glamorous musical Read more

193 Reviews | 29 Followers
100
Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Masterful

See it if For the best 3 Broadway stage performances this season. Fabulous interpretation. Great direction. Sondheim perfection.

Don't see it if You aren't a complete Sondheim fan. It's a show that never seemed quite right. Still lumpy bits but it has soul now.

84 Reviews | 10 Followers
100
Thought-provoking, Must see, Great singing, Great acting, Exquisite

See it if You want to see the best show right now on Broadway! It made me wish several times Sondheim and Prince could see what this show became.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sondheim's lyrics and writing or are confused by a story that happens in reverse.

109 Reviews | 18 Followers
100
Smart, Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to cheer on the great redemption of a historic Broadway flop that's now expertly handled as a big Broadway hit - for great reasons!

Don't see it if You only want modern settings and lazy storytelling

752 Reviews | 145 Followers
100
Absorbing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if The cast and this production of this show was excellent. About friendship that was good and later sad.

Don't see it if Show start present and goes backwards. Sad the lost of friendship.

260 Reviews | 55 Followers
100
Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if Although it’s the same production and cast as the one from NYTW, I thought it was even better.

Don't see it if You do not like Sondheim.

Critic Reviews (19)

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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