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.

Produced by Atlas Media Corp in association with Allright Productions.

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"It's a triumph... Deeply poignant, a bittersweet gem."

-Entertainment Weekly

"Superb... Covers a rich swath of emotional and creative ground."

-Los Angeles Times

"A double shot of poignancy... (Lonny Price's) passionate enthusiasm and sense of wonder animate every frame and leave you with a misty-eyed glow."

-The New York Times

"The best score of any documentary, and probably any movie since Amadeus... Failure usually does not end up this good."

-Newsweek

"Electric...Lovingly assembled."

-Hollywood Reporter

"Touching, sweet and altogether exuberant!... There have been other backstage documentaries over the years, but Best Worst might well be the best."

-Huffington Post

"Insightful... As moving and poignant as Merrily itself."

-Forbes

"Masterful and moving... One of the best theater documentaries ever made."

-Theater Mania

"Moving... Bittersweet... The documentary's finale is as heartrending as the show's."

-The New Yorker

Currently 94% on...

"Mesmerizing.  Indispensable."

-Rolling Stone

"HEART-PIERCING, EMOTIONAL MEMOIR."

-Washington Post

 

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-The New Yorker

NY TIMES TOP 10 FOR 2016
December 7th, 2016

-The New York Times

Sondheim’s new musical could open on Broadway in 2018
November 8, 2016

-The New York Post

 
 

NOW AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS:

PAST THEATRICAL DATES:

New York

IFC Center, New York, NY

Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY

The Little Theatre, Rochester, NY

Time & Space Limited, Hudson, NY

Munson Cinema, Utica, NY

Pelham Picture House, Pelham, NY

Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY

Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

Los Angeles

Monica Film Center, Los Angeles, CA

Playhouse 7, Los Angeles, CA

Claremont 5, Los Angeles, CA

Chicago

Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

San Fransisco

Landmark Theaters, San Francisco, CA

Arizona

Mary D. Fisher Theatre, Sedona, AZ

California

Rialto Cinemas - Elmwood, Berkeley,CA

Rialto Cinemas - Sonoma, Sebastopol, CA

Lark Theater, Larkspur, CA

Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, CA

Colorado

Dairy Arts Center, Boulder, CO

Avalon Theatre, Grand Junction, CO
 

 

Connecticut

 Bowtie Criterion Cinema, New Haven, CT

Delaware

Theatre N, Wilmington, DE

Florida

Sarasota Film Festival, Sarasota, FL

Living Room Theatre, Boca Raton, FL

Tallahassee Film Society, Tallahassee, FL

Georgia

Plaza Atlanta Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Maryland

AFI Silver Theatre, Silver Spring, MD

Michigan

Michigan Theatre, Ann Arbor, MI

Louisiana

Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA

Missouri

Tivoli Cinemas, Kansas City, MO

Nebraska

Film Streams, Omaha, NE

The Music Hall, Portsmouth, NH

New Hampshire

New Jersey

The Showroom Cinema, Asbury Park, NJ

New Mexico

CCA, Santa Fe, NM

North Carolina

Grail Moviehouse, Asheville, NC

Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC

Ohio

Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

Cinematheque, Cleveland, OH

The Neon, Dayton, OH

Esquire Theatre, Cincinnati, OH

Texas

14 Pews Theatre, Houston, TX

The Avalon Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C.

Limelight Cinema, Bellingham, WA

The Grand Cinema, Tacoma, WA

Washington

CANADA

The Vancity Theatre, Vancouver, BC

The Bloor Theatre, Toronto, ON

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Cast Photo
Merrily Curtain Call
Stephen Sondheim
Then and Now

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Merrily Curtain Call

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