Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Revival Releases Physical Cast Recording January 12 | Playbill

Cast Recordings & Albums Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Revival Releases Physical Cast Recording January 12

Also, watch Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez record Stephen Sondheim's "Our Time."

It started out like a song.... and, now the Merrily We Roll Along Broadway revival's cast album is available for all.

After a surprise November 15, 2023, launch of the revival's cast recording on streaming platforms, the physical CD, including liner notes from director Maria Friedman and former New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley, is now available.

In celebration of the physical release, the production has released a brief video of stars Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez performing the song "Our Time." Check out the video above.

Directed by Olivier Award winner Friedman, Merrily We Roll Along features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth. The Broadway revival officially opened October 10, 2023, after beginning performances September 19. It has since been breaking box-office records at the Hudson Theatre.

The track list follows:

  1. Overture
  2. Merrily We Roll Along
  3. That Frank
  4. First Transition
  5. Old Friends — Like It Was
  6. Franklin Shepard, Inc.
  7. Second Transition
  8. Old Friends
  9. Growing Up
  10. Third Transition
  11. Not a Day Goes By (Intro)
  12. Not a Day Goes By
  13. Now You Know
  14. Gussie's Opening Number
  15. It's a Hit!
  16. Fourth Transition
  17. The Blob - Part I
  18. Growing Up (Reprise)
  19. Good Thing Going
  20. The Blob - Part II
  21. Fifth Transition
  22. Bobby and Jackie and Jack
  23. Not a Day Goes By (Reprise)
  24. Sixth Transition
  25. Opening Doors
  26. Seventh Transition
  27. Our Time

Merrily We Roll Along’s initial short run may have been nothing but a footnote in the illustrious career of Stephen Sondheim without the preservation of his amazing score on the Original Broadway Cast Recording,” said Scott Farthing, EVP of Sony Masterworks U.S., in a statement. “How amazing that over 40 years later, Masterworks Broadway had the opportunity to memorialize the musical’s celebrated new revival to live alongside the iconic original album.”

Based on the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play by the same name, Merrily We Roll Along tracks the lives of three friends navigating the entertainment industry over three decades in reverse chronological order. Sondheim's score includes such songs as "Old Friends," "Now You Know," "Franklin Shepard, Inc.," "Good Thing Going," and "Not a Day Goes By."

The new Broadway cast recording is produced by David Caddick, David Lai, Joel Fram, and Friedman. The album was recorded and mixed by Ian Kagey at Berklee at PowerStationNYC and Renaissance Recording NY.

Featured on the album are Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Groff as Franklin Shepard, Mendez as Mary Flynn, Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie, Katie Rose Clarke as Beth Shepard, and Reg Rogers as Joe Josephson. Max Rackenberg and Brady Wagner are sharing the role of Frank Jr.

The cast also includes Calvin James Davis, Sherz Aletaha, Maya Boyd, Leana Rae Concepcion, Ken Krugman, Corey Mach, Talia Simone Robinson, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Brian Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Christian Strange, Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, and Jacob Keith Watson. Rounding out the company as swings are Morgan Kirner, Amanda Rose, and Koray Tarhan. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger.

The production features choreography by Tim Jackson and orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Scenic and costume design are by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, sound design by Kai Harada, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, music supervision by Catherine Jayes, music direction by Joel Fram, associate music supervision by Alvin Hough, Jr., and music coordination by Kristy Norter.

Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Patrick Catullo, and Jeff Romley lead the revival's producing team.


Take a Look at Production Photos of Merrily We Roll Along on Broadway

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