Menier Chocolate Factory’s West End transfer of Merrily We Roll Along will begin performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre on April 23 for a limited 12-week engagement. Directed by Maria Friedman and starring Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell, Mark Umbers, Damian Humbley and Josefina Gabrielle, the acclaimed Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical will officially open on May 1.
Merrily We Roll Along moves backwards in time from 1980 to 1955 and examines the lives of three writers whose friendship is tested by time, events, ambition and fate. Popular songs include “Not a Day Goes By,” “Good Thing Going” and “Old Friends.” The Menier production picked up the London’s Critic’s Theatre Awards for Best Musical and was named by Broadway.com’s Matt Wolf as one of the top five London productions in 2012.
In addition to Russell, Umbers, Humbley and Gabrielle, Merrily features Clare Foster as Beth and Glyn Kerslake as Joe Josephson, as well as Zizi Strallen, Matthew Barrow, Martin Callaghan, Amanda Minihan, Kirk Patterson, Amy Ellen Richardson, Ashley Robinson, Robbie Scotcher, and Joanna Woodward.
Broadway.com recently checked in with the musical's stars during its initial run at the Menier. Check out the video below!