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Menier Merrily We Roll Along extends booking to 9 Mar

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Maria Friedman's acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along has extended by two weeks at the Menier Chocolate Factory to 9 March 2013.

Based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart, the musical scrolls back through the career of talented composer Franklin Shepard, who has abandoned his friends, family and Broadway songwriting career to become a producer of lucrative Hollywood films.

As key moments of his life are replayed, decisions, choices, priorities and the price of success are equally reevaluated. The show features some of Sondheim’s most notable songs including "Good Thing Going", "Not a Day Goes By" and "Old Friends".

Merrily We Roll Along marks the directorial debut of triple Olivier award-winning actress Maria Friedman. The cast includes Damian Humbley, Jenna Russell, Mark Umbers, Josefina Gabrielle, Clare Foster and Glyn Kerslake

Design is by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by David Hersey, sound design by Gareth Owen and choreography is by Tim Jackson. Musical supervision and direction is by Catherine Jayes with orchestrations by long-time Sondheim collaborator Jonathan Tunick.

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