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Step Inside a 2-Show Day at Merrily We Roll Along as Leana Rae Concepcion Takes Over Playbill’s Instagram May 25


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Step Inside a 2-Show Day at Merrily We Roll Along as Leana Rae Concepcion Takes Over Playbill's Instagram May 25

The hit, Tony-nominated Stephen Sondheim revival continues on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre.


Leana Rae Concepcion
Michaelah Reynolds

Join the company of Broadway's Merrily We Roll Along for a two-show day when Leana Rae Concepcion takes over Playbill's Instagram May 25. Concepcion will be posting throughout the day, so make sure you're following @Playbill to keep up on all the action.

Concepcion, who is making her Broadway debut, plays Claudia, Newscaster, and Auditionee in the hit revival of Merrily, which opened October 10, 2023, at the Hudson Theatre, where it continues through July 7. Directed by Olivier winner Maria Friedman, the work features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth.

Watch: Merrily Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez Are ‘Old Friends' on Late Show

The Sondheim-Furth musical is up for seven Tony Awards
this year, including acting nods for Lindsay Mendez, Daniel Radcliffe, and Jonathan Groff; Best
Direction of a Musical for Friedman; Best Sound Design of a
Musical for Kai Harada; Best Orchestrations for Jonathan Tunick; and
Best Revival of a Musical. Winners will be named at The 77th Annual Tony
Awards June 16 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. For the
latest in Tony Awards news, visit Playbill.com/Tonys.

READ: First-Time Tony Nominee Daniel Radcliffe Hopes to Star in Another Musical

The revival stars Radcliffe as Charley Kringas, Groff as Franklin
Shepard, and Mendez as Mary Flynn. The trio are all reprising their
performances from the production's 2022 Off-Broadway run at New York
Theatre Workshop, along with Krystal Joy Brown as Gussie Carnegie, Katie
Rose Clarke as Beth Shepard, and Reg Rogers as Joe Josephson. Max
Rackenberg, Rocco Van Auken, and Brady Wagner share the role of Frank
Jr.

The company also includes Sherz Aletaha, Maya Boyd, Concepcion, Ken Krugman, Corey Mach, Talia Simone Robinson, Jamila
Sabares-Klemm, Brian Sears, Evan Alexander Smith, Christian Strange,
Vishal Vaidya, Natalie Wachen, and Jacob Keith Watson. Rounding out the
company as swings are Morgan Kirner, Amanda Rose, and Koray Tarhan.
Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger.

Based on the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play of the same name, Merrily We Roll Along
tracks the lives of three friends navigating the entertainment industry
over three decades in reverse chronological order. Sondheim's score
includes such songs as “Old Friends,” “Now You Know,” “Franklin Shepard,
Inc.,” “Good Thing Going,” and “Not a Day Goes By.” A revival cast
recording was released January 12.

READ: Hey, Old Friend: Lindsay Mendez Returns to Broadway With Merrily We Roll Along

The production features choreography by Tim Jackson and
orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. Scenic and costume design are by
Soutra Gilmour, with lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, sound
design by Kai Harada, hair and wig design by Cookie Jordan, music
supervision by Catherine Jayes, music direction by Joel Fram, associate
music supervision by Alvin Hough, Jr., and music coordination by Kristy
Norter.

Sonia Friedman Productions, David Babani, Patrick Catullo, and Jeff Romley lead the revival's producing team.

Visit MerrilyOnBroadway.com.

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