“The best thing that ever could have happened” is coming to New York City’s Hudson Theatre starting Tuesday, Sept. 19.
On that day, previews begin for the 1981 Broadway flop turned highly-anticipated revival of Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Merrily We Roll Along,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, Lindsay Mendez and Jonathan Groff.
And the town is abuzz.
When the show premiered off-Broadway last winter, the New York Post’s Johnny Oleksinksi gave “Merrily” a glowing four-star review.
“This musical is intelligent, hilarious, human, heartfelt and alive,” he wrote. “It makes you — gasp — think.”
Want to see Sondheim’s ahead-of-its-time production recounting the troubled friendship between composer Franklin Shepard and his comrades Mary and Charley told backwards?
Last-minute tickets are still available.
However, getting in the door will cost you.
At the time of publication, the lowest price we could find on tickets was $150 before fees on Vivid Seats.
Most shows have seats starting in the $170 to $370 range before fees.
Clearly, this is a hot ticket.
To make sure you’re in the loop, we’ve got everything you need to know and more about how to see “Merrily We Roll Along” live on Broadway.
All prices listed above are subject to fluctuation.
“Merrily We Roll Along” 2023 schedule
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, “Merrily” debuts at New York City’s Hudson Theatre.
From there, the show will run six to seven times a week — typically going dark on Sundays and Mondays in previews — before it officially opens on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Matinees will take place on Wednesdays at 1 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Want to find the show that makes the most sense for your calendar?
You can find the complete “Merrily We Roll Along” schedule including dates, start times and links to buy tickets here.
Make sure to hurry though.
“Merrily” is set to close March 24, 2024.
Each show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with a single 15-minute intermission.
“Merrily We Roll Along” reviews
After the musical officially opened on Dec. 12 at New York Theatre Workshop, reviews were rapturous.
“Maria Friedman’s staging brings Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant, ingenious score fully alive,” raved the New York Times. They continued, “With Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez as the show’s central trio, it is perfectly cast.”
However, for those wondering how audiences are reacting, word on the street is quite favorable too.
Show-Score.com has “Merrily We Roll Along” sitting at a 92% at the time of publication.
You can read fans’ thoughtful reviews here.
“Merrily We Roll Along” cast
Part of “Merrily’s” appeal is the sheer star power of its cast.
To find out who’s joining Radcliffe (“Harry Potter,” “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”), Groff (“Hamilton,” “Glee”) and Tony winner Mendez (“Carousel,” “Wicked”) onstage, check out the production’s official cast list here.
Musicals on Broadway in 2022-23
We promise not all tickets are as difficult to come by as “Merrily We Roll Along.”
In fact, we can prove it.
Here are just five can’t-miss musicals you can see as soon as today without all the opening day fuss of “Merrily.”
• “Sweeney Todd: The Barber of Fleet Street”
• “The Book of Mormon”
• “Six: The Musical”
Want to check out a concert instead? Our team compiled a list of the 52 biggest concert tours in 2023 here.
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