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Merrily We Roll Along   

Alvin Theatre, (11/16/1981 - 11/28/1981)
First Preview: Oct 08, 1981 Total Previews: 44
Opening Date: Nov 16, 1981    
Closing Date: Nov 28, 1981 Total Performances: 16

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Beginning in 1980 and moving backward toward 1955.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Lord Lew Grade, Martin Starger, Robert Fryer and Harold Prince; Associate Producer: Ruth Mitchell and Howard Haines
Book by George Furth; Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; From the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Larry Fuller
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Judith Dolan; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Hair Design by Richard Allen; Projection Consultant: Westerfield / Quitt Productions, Ltd.
General Manager: Howard Haines
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Richard Evans
Music published by Tommy Valando
Dance Captain: Janie Gleason; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Photographer: Martha Swope; Production Coordinator: Arthur Masella
Ann Morrison
Broadway debut
Mary Flynn
Lonny Price
Charley Kringas
Jim Walton
Replaced James Weissenbach in previews
Franklin Shepard
(Oct 19, 1981 - Nov 28, 1981)
Jason Alexander
Broadway debut
Terry Finn
Broadway debut
Sally Klein
Broadway debut
Marianna Allen
Broadway debut
Girl Auditioning
James Bonkovsky
Broadway debut
The Headwaiter
David Cady
Broadway debut
Liz Callaway
Broadway debut
Nightclub Waitress
Donna Marie Elio
Giancarlo Esposito
Geoffrey Horne
Franklin Shepard (at age 43)
Paul Hyams
Broadway debut
Mr. Spencer
Steven Jacob
Broadway debut
Mary Johansen
Broadway debut
Mrs. Spencer
David Loud
Broadway debut
Marc Moritz
Broadway debut
Talk Show Host
Tonya Pinkins
Broadway debut
Gwen Wilson
Abby Pogrebin
Broadway debut
Daisy Prince
Broadway debut
Forest D. Ray
Broadway debut
Clark Sayre
Broadway debut
Tom Shea
Broadway debut
David Shine
Broadway debut
Gary Stevens
Maryrose Wood
Broadway debut
Ms. Gordon
Swing: Janie Gleason
Understudies: Marianna Allen (Gussie), James Bonkovsky (Joe), David Cady (Franklin Shepard), Liz Callaway (Mary Flynn), David Loud (Charley Kringas) and Daisy Prince (Beth)
Tony Award®
1982 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Drama Desk Award
winner 1982 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
1982 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Theatre World
winner 1982 Award [recipient]
Ann Morrison
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
ACT 1 Sung By
Merrily We Roll Along Company
Rich and Happy Franklin Shepard and Guests
Merrily We Roll Along (Reprise) Company
Like It Was Mary Flynn
Franklin Shepard, INC Charley Kringas
Merrily We Roll Along (Reprise) Company
Old Friends Franklin Shepard, Charley Kringas and Mary Flynn
Merrily We Roll Along (Reprise) Company
Not A Day Goes By Franklin Shepard
Now You Know Mary Flynn and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
It's A Hit! Franklin Shepard, Mary Flynn, Charley Kringas and Joe
Merrily We Roll Along (Reprise) Company
Good Thing Going Charley Kringas and Franklin Shepard
Merrily We Roll Along (Reprise) Company
Bobby and Jackie and Jack Charley Kringas, Beth, Franklin Shepard and Ted
Not A Day Goes By (Reprise) Franklin Shepard and Mary Flynn
Opening Doors Franklin Shepard, Charley Kringas, Mary Flynn, Joe and Beth
Our Time Franklin Shepard, Charley Kringas, Mary Flynn and Company
The Hills of Tomorrow Company