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And Before You Know Where You Are, There You Are: Ben Steinfeld In "Merrily We Roll Along"

Roundabout Theatre Company’s company in residence, Fiasco Theater, has reworked “Merrily We Roll Along” and the production was recently extended off-Broadway at Roundabout’s Laura Pels Theatre. The show is now scheduled to run through April 14.

“Merrily We Roll Along” is a musical with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim. It is based on the 1934 play of the same name by Kaufman and Hart and tells the story of three creative friends: Frank, Charlie, and Mary, backward through time. The show begins with years of growing apart and betrayal on simmer and ends with a hopeful meeting. Though the show possesses iconic Sondheim songs like “Our Time” and “Not a Day Goes By,” the show failed to gain traction during its original Broadway run, closing after 44 previews and 16 post-opening performances. With Stephen Sondheim’s permission, Fiasco has worked with the texts to create a new script.

Ben Steinfeld is co-Artistic Directors of Fiasco Theater, along with "Merrily’s" director Noah Brody and Jessie Austrian, who plays the suffering and saturated Mary. Steinfeld plays Franklin Shepard.

Sarah has been a public radio producer for over fifteen years. She grew up in Saranac Lake, New York where she worked part-time at Pendragon Theatre all through high school and college. She graduated from UAlbany in 2006 with a BA in English and started at WAMC a few weeks later as a part-time board-op in the control room. Through a series of offered and seized opportunities she is now the Senior Contributing Producer of The Roundtable and Producer of The Book Show. During the main thrust of the Covid-19 pandemic shut-down, Sarah hosted a live Instagram interview program "A Face for Radio Video Series." On it, Sarah spoke with actors, musicians, comedians, and artists about the creative activities they were accomplishing and/or missing.
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