Wednesday, March 21

Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along at Menier in November

UPDATED 28th March: Just announced by the Menier Chocolate Factory as part of their new season. Runs 16th November 2012-23rd February 2013

On sale to Chocolate Factory Supporters - 3rd September/On sale to the general public - 12th September

According to the Stephen Sondheim Society the long awaited production of Merrily We Roll Along, to be directed by Maria Friedman, is now slated to open at The Menier Chocolate Factory in November 2012.

Merrily We Roll Along has a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It is based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.

The story revolves around Franklin Shepard who was once a talented composer of Broadway musicals, but has now abandoned his friends and his song writing career to become a Hollywood producer. The musical begins at the height of his Hollywood fame and moves backwards in time charting the most important moments in his life.

"Not a Day Goes By," "Good Thing Going," "Old Friends," and "Our Time" are especially popular with singers who perform on the cabaret circuit.

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