Merrily We Roll Along

Musical - Original

Alvin Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 1, 1981
  • Opening Date: November 16, 1981
  • Closing Date: November 28, 1981
  • Previews: 52
  • Performances: 16

Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim

Music: Stephen Sondheim

Book: George Furth


The story of how a composer's idealism and friendships were corrupted by success is told backwards, starting with the disillusioned present and ending with their optimistic college years, in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical, which is suggested by the George S. Kaufman-Moss Hart play.


Opening Night Cast

Jason Alexander in Merrily We Roll Along Jason Alexander Joe
Marianna Allen Girl Auditioning
James Bonkovsky George
David Cady Jerome
Liz Callaway in Merrily We Roll Along Liz Callaway Nightclub Waitress
Donna Marie  Asbury in Merrily We Roll Along Donna Marie Asbury Terry
Giancarlo Esposito in Merrily We Roll Along Giancarlo Esposito Valedictorian
Terry Finn Gussie
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Opening Night Production Credits

George Furth George Furth Book
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Music
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Larry Fuller Choreographer
Eugene Lee Eugene Lee Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1981 - 1982

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Outstanding Lyrics Stephen Sondheim Winner
1982 Outstanding Music Stephen Sondheim Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Theatre World Award Ann Morrison Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Original Score Stephen Sondheim Nominee
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