City Center Encores! Announces Complete Casting for Merrily We Roll Along
In addition to the previously reported stars Colin Donnell (Franklin Shepard), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Mary Flynn), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Charley Kringas), Elizabeth Stanley (Gussie Carnegie), and Betsy Wolfe (Beth), the cast will feature Adam Grupper (Joe Josephson) and Zachary Unger (Frank Jr.), along with Whit Baldwin, Rachel Coloff, Ben Crawford, Joshua Dela Cruz, Bernard Dotson, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Marja Harmon, Leah Horowitz, Mylinda Hull, Michael X. Martin, Sean McKnight, Kenita R. Miller, Patricia Noonan, Andrew Samonsky, Pearl Sun, Charlie Sutton, Jessica Vosk, Karl Warden, and Michael Winther.
The show is about friendship and the compromise of youthful ideals, is based on the 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The Encores! production will be based on Furth and Sondheim's rewrite of the show for La Jolla Playhouse in 1985, with elements of the 1990 Leicester, England production and a subsequent York Theatre production in 1994 incorporated.