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New York | In Previews: Opens Feb 19

Merrily We Roll Along

From 149 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Great staging, Delightful

About the show

Roundabout’s company in residence, Fiasco Theater, brings their imaginative, stripped-down aesthetic to Stephen Sondheim's musical about about a trio of showbiz friends who fall apart and come together over 20 years. More…

Based on a 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and premiering on Broadway in 1984, "Merrily We Roll Along” is an enduring work that confronts the pains and pleasures of fame, fortune, and old friends.



“Merrily We Roll Along” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

100
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Super Superb talent in this show. What a surprise to see amazing talent again on Broadway. Treat yourself to this ! The singing is amazing

Don't see it if See it

100
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you like Sondheim you will love this rarely performed masterpiece with superb singer. It’s one act 1:45 only. Very clever writing.

Don't see it if If you don’t like Sondheim, don’t go or if you don’t like listening to lyrics.

99
During previews
Clever, Intelligent, Great singing, Great sondheim, old and new; fresh interpretation

See it if Cast was terrific, new songs, great chemistry on stage, worth seeing even if you've seen before

Don't see it if You don't like small musicals, plays that go backwards in time

99
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great singing

See it if you love Sondheim or want to see really smart musical theater.

Don't see it if you have problems with a plot that goes in reverse or don't like Sondheim.

98
During previews
Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging, Best version of merrily that i have seen

See it if you love Sondheim, you love creative staging, you love GREAT theatre.I've seen half a dozen productions of Merrily.This is the best. GO!!!

Don't see it if you are an idiot! This is as good as it gets. If you don't like this, then there is no hope for you! Perfection

98
During previews
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if This is a flawed musical that Fiasco has done a great job in finding the emotional core. Always inventive staging from Fiasco.

Don't see it if This is a flawed musical, and, despite Fiasco's mighty efforts, still has its weaknesses, though this version is the best so far.

Also This tale of the struggle between Art Vs. Commerce obviously resonates... Read more Read less

95
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you want to see how to fix a troubled musical. This is pure joy and fun!

Don't see it if if you hate musicals.

95
During previews
Oh so enjoyable

See it if You would enjoy a wonderfully staged and directed musical; acting and singing superb (especially Narayan)

Don't see it if You can't tolerate an inverted time sequence and are not a Sondheim fan

94
During previews
Ambitious, Exquisite, Must see

See it if This is an ambitious undertaking and if you love Sondheim, and want to see a show with a beautiful score, run to see this

Don't see it if The history of this show’s past productions is the stuff books are written about. Literally. It’s a thinking piece - not frilly.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a strong revival of a Sondheim show with a wonderful score. Six inventive actors are on stage for almost two hours.

Don't see it if You like a full orchestra and a show with only happy songs.

92
During previews
Absorbing, Intelligent, Must see, Resonant, Entertaining

See it if you want to catch a Sondheim cult-classic. This show is beautiful, nostalgic, and resonant. It also has great musical variety.

Don't see it if you're expecting a show with a happy ending. It's not a gut wrenching tear jerker, but reflecting on the story you realize how sad it is.

92
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You want to see a production of Sondheims masterwork done in true Fiasco form. Clear, concise , thoughtful .

Don't see it if You like big, flashy musical numbers with lots of belting...or can't cope with reverse chronology

91
During previews
Clever, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy Sondheim, new and unique ways of staging older musicals, and musicals that don't follow a completely linear structure.

Don't see it if you dislike Sondheim's music, or find non-linear musicals frustrating.

Also This is a clever production of "Merrily We Roll Along" - it's staged v... Read more Read less

91
During previews
Intelligent, Interesting, Great set, Imaginative, Brilliant score

See it if you want to see an interesting production of a top-notch musical and for the chance to hear Sondheim's superlative score

Don't see it if you're a Sondheim fan and will be disappointed that much of the transition music has been cut

90
During previews
Great staging, Revelatory, Fantastic direction, Less is more, Distilled

See it if You want to see Merrily finally work. Always great music, but the book was always a problem. No more. More with less book & less performers

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or poignant stories of broken people and relationships and how they got that way. You like musicals big & bloated.

90
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if you are a Sondheim fan, you are curious about this notorious/legendary show, you like shows with minimal cast sizes and clever staging.

Don't see it if you expect a large cast, elaborate production. This may disappoint some purists but it is quite clever and entertaining. And that score!

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Refreshing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You want to see an innovative production of a lesser-known but delightful Sondheim musical

Don't see it if If economy of means seems just cheap to you, if you want something lavish.

90
During previews
Great acting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Great score

See it if you love Sondheim & the amazing Fiasco Theater! The skill level of this cast is dazzling, as is the imagination of this version.

Don't see it if you don't like Sondheim, musicals in general, or new production ideas.

Also Fabulous set!

90
During previews
Delightful, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You want to see a really well-done production of Merrily.

Don't see it if You don't like Merrily or Sondheim, or if you don't like non-linear narratives.

Also This is a really HARD show to do, and overall I think this company did... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Sondheim is sondheim is sondheim

See it if you love Sondheim compositions and lyrics, plus prefer small scale productions with superb voices (no mics!) and great acting, sets etc.

Don't see it if you can't forgive Sondheim his weaknesses, saw Bernadette Peters in 1982, or can't forget that the 1st show bombed after just 16 nights.

Also I'd heard much of this music on our Sondheim collections but never bef... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You're a Sondheim fan - #1. And even if you're not! The show is re-imagined and it works so much better than I remember it.

Don't see it if You want a redo of the original. This is not that! It's a clever updated version of a classic.

90
During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You love Sondheim. And if you love Merrily and have been waiting for a newly conceived production. I loved it and will go back again!

Don't see it if You don’t like Sondheim. Or things that run backwards?? Honestly, I can’t think of a reason not to. Unless you’re an absolute purist.

90
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Inventive, Quirky, Great staging

See it if you want a great revisal. It cuts some and adds well, and stages beautifully. Very clever, with only 6 actors skillfully setting every scene

Don't see it if you don't want to see a stripped-down, re-invented Merrily performed small. You desire flashy costumes / sets; they're terrific but sparse.

90
During previews
Entertaining, Witty, Nostalgic

See it if If you have never (like myself) seen a professional production of this work; you are a Sondheim fan

Don't see it if You be annoyed by the time frame moving backward; you might find this too sentimental and dated

Also Although I have listened to several recordings of this work, I had onl... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Ambitious, Delightful, Intelligent, Quirky, Refreshing

See it if You like Sondheim, reinvented stories, inventive story-telling techniques, musicals about the 60s and 70s, shows about friendship

Don't see it if You have a hard time following confusing plots, you are a Sondheim purist


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