New York University’s Program in Vocal Performance in the Steinhardt School presents Merrily We Roll Along. The show, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, will run September 23-October 2 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street.
Based on the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play of the same name, the show explores how people’s futures and entire lives can be changed in an instant due to the decisions they make. Through small vignettes, time rewinds from 1976 to 1957, to where it all began in the lives of three friends- composer Franklin Shepard, his collaborator- lyricist Charley Kringas, and novelist Mary Flynn.
NYU’s production of Merrily We Roll Along will include the show’s well-known songs “Not a Day Goes By,” “Good Thing Going,” “Our Time” and “Old Friends.”
Originally directed by the legendary Harold Prince, Merrily We Roll Along will be directed at NYU by John Simpkins in Steinhardt’s Program in Vocal Performance, with music direction by Josh Clayton and choreography by Jennifer Werner. The cast and orchestra will feature undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students from Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.
NYU’s Merrily We Roll Along runs September 23-24, and September 29-October 1 at 8:00pm and September 25 and October 2 at 3:00pm at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 with valid NYU ID. For more information and to make ticket reservations, call (212) 998-5281.
NYU’s Steinhardt School is a rich source of ground-breaking scholarship on issues of national and global significance and innovation in research, teaching, practice, and performance. The School prepares students to be musicians, artists, educators, health professionals, counselors, and psychologists, academics, communication specialists, and policy analysts. The Steinhardt School values its location in New York City, where it is engaged in research, partnerships, and community service aimed at improving urban life and the city’s institutions.