This film from acclaimed theater director Lonny Price charts the journey of the original cast of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" in the 30-plus years since the musical debuted on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in 1981.
Toward the end of this documentary, the director/narrator Lonny Price gives overviews of several of its subjects' life and career paths (including Ann Morrison [Mary Flynn], Jim Walton [Franklin Shepard], Jason Alexander [Joe], Terry Finn [Gussie], and himself [Charley Kringas]) after "Merrily We Roll Along" closed. However, Price doesn't mention the subsequent careers of two of the show's most successful cast members: Tonya Pinkins (Gwen Wilson) and Giancarlo Esposito (Valedictorian). Although she was interviewed for the documentary, the fact that Pinkins has had a successful Broadway career in plays and musicals like The Wild Party and Radio Golf, was nominated for two Tony Awards, and has won one all went unmentioned. And Esposito, whose extensive film and television career has ranged from Do the Right Thing to The Usual Suspects to Breaking Bad, was not interviewed.
$23,490 20 November 2016