Check out the new trailer for Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened directed by Lonny Price, a behind-the-scenes look at Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s muscial Merrily We Roll Along.
Following its world premiere at the New York Film Festival October 9, Best Worst Thing… will be released via Atlas Media, theatrically on November 18 in New York City at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center (144 W. 65th Street) as well as the IFC Center (323 6th Avenue) and 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. The film features never-before-seen footage and interviews with the legendary Stephen Sondheim, Harold Prince, and original cast members including Jason Alexander, Tony winner Tonya Pinkins, Broadway veteran Jim Walton, Ann Morrison and many more.
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened is the must-see chronicle of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince’s much ballyhooed reverse chronology musical Merrily We Roll Along which 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 film will have its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 9 at 6PM at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). The screening will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with Stephen Sondheim, Lonny Price and other special guests to be announced.