The toast of Broadway came out for a screening of Lonny Price's new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened on November 13.
The film offers a behind-the-scenes look into the then and now of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's beloved coming-of-age musical Merrily We Roll Along, which closed on Broadway after just 16 performances in 1981. The film features never-before-seen footage and interviews with Sondheim, Harold Prince, and many others.
Best Worst Thing, a production of Atlas Media Corp. in association with Allright Productions, is directed by original Merrily We Roll Along cast member and acclaimed director Lonny Price and produced by Bruce David Klein with Lonny Price, Kitt Lavoie, and Ted Schillinger. Scott Rudin and Eli Bush serve as executive producers.
Best Worst Thing will be released theatrically on November 18 in New York City at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 West 65th Street) as well as the IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue), and on November 25 in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre (1523 Santa Monica Boulevard).