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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
Documentary, Music | 2017 | NR. 1hr 33min
CAST: Terry Finn, Ann Morrison, Harold Prince, Stephen Sondheim DIRECTOR: Lonny Price TUESDAY FILM SERIES

Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and George Furth's much ballyhooed reverse chronology musical Merrily We Roll Along closed after just 16 performances in 1981 but gradually assumed legend status. This alternately heartbreaking and euphoric film focuses on the original cast members, then and now, and the special place this experience holds in their memories.

The story of a legendary, rare theatrical failure from Stephen Sondheim and Hal Prince doubles as an inspiring tale of ambition, youth and why we make art.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
... like watching the greatest theater camp of all time.
Chris Barsanti, PopMatters
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