One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened to enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show’s creation – and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices — through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. Reviewing BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED in Indiewire, Jude Dry described the film as “more than a story about a Broadway show; its most poignant moments examine the thrill of dreams coming true, and the inevitable come down afterwards.” We open the film at the Royal on November 25.
What’s more, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills will be presenting a new stage production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG between November 23 and December 18! Wallis has provided Laemmle patrons with a promo code that will give 25% off tickets for this production. The code is CINEMA.