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Merrily We Roll Along
George Furth
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Merrily We Roll Along

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Stephen Sondheim teamed with his Company collaborators -- playwright George Furth and director Harold Prince-Prince -- to create this musical based on the 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Beginning with its short run on Broadway and continuing through various rewritings and restagings over the years, Merrily may be the most-discussed, least well-known work in ...more
Published November 1st 1999 by Theatre Communications Group
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Emily Lewis
Sep 28, 2014 Emily Lewis rated it it was amazing
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So the scenes are written in reverse chronological order. The first few scenes I was pretty "meh" on the whole thing. And then about half-way into Act I, all the pieces start fitting together more neatly and you can pick up on all the story-threads and the foreshadowings, and that's when it gets interesting. Then, you get to Act II and every scene from then on just starts filling in huge chunks of backstory and giving you the origins of the things that have meaning. Consequently, the scenes ...more
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