Review: Daniel Radcliffe is Magical in Merrily We Roll Along

December 14, 2022, 11:13.14 pm ET  

Review: Daniel Radcliffe is Magical in Merrily We Roll Along
Photo: Joan Marcus                                                                                    

By Brian Scott Lipton

How did it happen? How did British director Maria Friedman do what hasn’t been done before: Deliver a triumphant production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s short-lived 1981 Broadway musical “Merrily We Roll Along,” now on stage at New York Theatre Workshop in a sadly limited and sold-out run. The answer comes down a smart but subtle re-examination of the show’s book, trust in the audience’s appreciation of the superb score -- which includes such landmark songs as “Our Time,” “Good Thing Going,” “Not A Day Goes By,” and “Old Friends” – and, above all, perfect casting. Continue Reading...


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