From flop to top: Merrily We Roll Along smashes Sondheim records (again)

Merrily We Roll Along Broadway revival cast

It’s official! Sondheim’s most notorious flop has turned into his biggest hit.

The final week’s grosses for Merrily We Roll Along reached a staggering $2,766,127

As well as making it the biggest show in New York, this set a new record for the highest grosses of a Sondheim show in history.

It broke its own record set the week before of $2,321,807.

Previously, the record was held by Sweeney Todd’s recent revival at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, which grossed $2,261,278.50 last December.

Broadway Grosses 7 July 2024

Not only did Merrily We Roll Along break records, but it also boasted one of the highest average ticket prices for any Broadway musical ever, at $357.94, with a top ticket price of $949.

This follows the Tony Awards in June, where the production scooped up the award for Best Musical Revival, alongside two further awards for its stars.

Adding to the excitement, the current Broadway revival of Merrily We Roll Along is set to be filmed.

The new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical originally opened off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop in 2022 before transferring to Broadway in 2023.

The cast features Jonathan Groff as Frank, Daniel Radcliffe as Charley, and Lindsay Mendez as Mary.

All three stars were nominated for Tony Awards for their roles, with Daniel and Jonathan winning in their respective categories, marking their first Tony victories.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.

 

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