Merrily We Roll Along (New York Theatre Workshop)
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Merrily We Roll Along (New York Theatre Workshop)
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Merrily We Roll Along (New York Theatre Workshop) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(137 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Great singing, Absorbing, Delightful, Clever

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

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Member Reviews (137)

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913 Reviews | 929 Followers
88
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Must see

See it if Great production with wonderful performers, music and story. A pleasure. Intimate and engrossing. A must see.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Sondheim's or off-broadway productions.

888 Reviews | 1017 Followers
85
Great cast, Great directing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see a top tier production of Merrily w/ a great cast. Very entertaining.

Don't see it if Even if you dislike merrily you may enjoy this production. I had previously seen another production and didn’t care for it but liked this!

543 Reviews | 133 Followers
80
Some very good acting, Great score, Entertaining, Clever, Tricky play

See it if The 3 leads are wonderful together & help make more sense out of the play than I've seen in the past. Wonderful Sondheim songs.

Don't see it if Still, it's a great but messy play. Best to see it if you know the story ahead of time. What changes might be made before Read more

512 Reviews | 79 Followers
99
Great staging, Great singing, Great acting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you have 2 brain cells to rub together.This is Sondheim!The show is a gem.Casting is terrific.I love this score.Do not miss it.

Don't see it if you think Phantom is the epitome of musical theatre.This is clever,funny, and touching.Sooooo glad it is transferring.Can't wait for album.

469 Reviews | 54 Followers
84
Absorbing, Great acting, Great singing

See it if love Sondheim. love to see a troubled-show done well. great singing and acting. great use of the space and full cast doubling roles.

Don't see it if want a big epic show. NOT a fan of Sondheim. know the show and want a revision - this is just tightened, not rethought.

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411 Reviews | 75 Followers
92
A joy!, This production works!, Delightful & fun, Sondheim is smiling, Excellent cast & performances

See it if Are a fan of Sondheim, Groff, Mendez, or Radcliffe. Want to see a production of this troubled show THAT WORKS!

Don't see it if You don't like Sondheim or musicals. Read more

381 Reviews | 72 Followers
87
Thought-provoking, Resonant

See it if you can.

Don't see it if you aren’t interested and know someone who would love to. Read more

350 Reviews | 42 Followers
92
Great singing, Ambitious, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if Sondheim’s failed masterpiece.

Don't see it if No reason not to … sold out. I may be of the minority, but I actually preferred many aspects of the Fiasco production.

Critic Reviews (21)

The New York Times
December 12th, 2022

"Maria Friedman’s staging brings the intelligence of the songs fully alive...It’s therefore no small thing to say that in her effort to drag a half-living thing like 'Merrily' to full life, Friedman is more than halfway there. Maybe, finally, it’s a hit."
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Time Out New York
December 12th, 2022

"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 Magazine / Vulture
December 12th, 2022

"Among Sondheim musicals, 'Merrily' feels especially precious now because it invites the possibility of some personal glimpse at the songwriter himself."
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The Hollywood Reporter
December 12th, 2022

"There’s much to be grateful for here, not least a genuine feeling for the material that plumbs the emotional depths without wading into cheap sentiment...it’s good to have the show back in what appears to be viable form to rewrite its Broadway history."
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The Wall Street Journal
December 15th, 2022

"With a superlative cast in the three central roles - the show casts a quietly intoxicating spell, as we watch their lives reel backward, from middle age and its clouds of disillusion to the heedless hopefulness of young adulthood."
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The Observer
December 12th, 2022

"Thanks to superlative casting and canny direction, this elegant, emotionally searching production may be the finest 'Merrily' you’ll ever see."
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The Washington Post
December 12th, 2022

"With this production, the dream of a great 'Merrily' has been caught."
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New York Theatre Guide
December 12th, 2022

"This show’s cast has made the run at New York Theatre Workshop a sold-out event."
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