How Did It Get Here from There, Mr. Shepard?
By Emily Young
Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s adaptation of Kaufman and Hart’s play by the same name, opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theater on October 1, 1981. After only sixteen performances, the show flopped, and closed with condemning reviews. Critics agreed that while the show’s score stood up to Sondheim’s past (and future) work, the rest of the show just couldn’t hold water.