Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez may be on Broadway, but do they really know Broadway? Find out as the Merrily We Roll Along stars go up against self-professed theatre nerd Kelly Clarkson on a Broadway trivia game they call "I Have to Know If You Know This Show" on The Kelly Clarkson Show. You can play along, but any Playbill reader will likely have these questions in the bag. Watch above.
Merrily We Roll Along is back on Broadway for its first-ever Broadway revival, which opened October 10. Read the reviews here. The limited run is set to continue through March 24, 2024.
Back leading the production after starring in the 2022 Off-Broadway run at New York Theatre Workshop 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.
Maria Friedman is back directing, with 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.
With a book by George Furth—adapted from the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play of the same name—and a score by Stephen Sondheim, the musical 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."