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Daniel Radcliffe to star in Merrily We Roll Along revival in New York

Fingers crossed it comes to the UK…

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe
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Daniel Radcliffe will return to the stage in a new revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, which will run off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in "late 2022".

The musical, which is famously told in reverse chronology, will be directed by Maria Friedman, who first staged the show at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London in 2012.

That production transferred to the West End in 2013 and exists as a film with its original cast. A subsequent run took place at Boston's Huntington Theatre in 2017.

Radcliffe will take on the role of Charley Kringas. Further casting is still to be announced. The show is co-produced with the Menier in London – so might it appear on UK shores?

With a score by Sondheim and book by Furth, Merrily We Roll Along is based on a play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and features classic songs like "Old Friends," "Not a Day Goes By," and "Our Time."

Friedman is set to co-direct a Sondheim tribute concert in the West End in May. A film version of Merrily, filmed across decades, is also reportedly in the works.

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