Broadway: Sondheim’s “Merrily” Will Roll Along Next Fall, Skipping 2023 Tony Awards
There will not be a Sondheim vs. Sondheim cage match at the 2023 Tony Awards, after all.
Stephen Sondheim’s “Merry We’ll Roll Along” will come to Broadway next fall after a sold out run at the New York Theater Workshop. If it had opened this spring, it would have wound up in the same category as the acclaimed revival of “Into the Woods,” which is wrapping up its own run next month.
As it is, “Merrily” would also be up against a coming mega production of “Sweeney Todd,” with Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford, opening also in March-April.
Daniel Radcliffe of “Harry Potter” fame stars in this version along with Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, and Reg Rogers. Maria Friedman is the director. The show has been a runaway hit, totally sold out in its downtown version. “Merrily” has always been a cult Sondheim show, and features the composer’s great song, “Not a Day Goes By,” which was made popular by Carly Simon on her “Torch” album.