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First Look at Merrily We Roll Along Documentary Best Worst Thing…

The film will be released in theaters this November.

Atlas Media has announced that its upcoming feature-length documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened has been acquired for theatrical distribution by Abramorama, which recently released the new Ron Howard documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

The documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look into the then and now of Stephen Sondheim’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 original cast members including Jason Alexander, Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, Broadway veteran Jim Walton, Ann Morrison, and many more.

Following its world premiere at the New York Film Festival on October 9, 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 W. 65th St.) as well as the IFC Center (323 Sixth Ave.), and on November 25 in Los Angeles at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre (1523 Santa Monica Blvd.).

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.

Get a first look at the film with the preview trailer below.