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BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED

One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway, "Merrily We Roll Along" opened to enormous fanfare in 1981 and closed after just sixteen performances. For the first time, BEST WORST THING THAT EVER COULD HAVE HAPPENED draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices people make — and the often-unexpected consequences of those choices — through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast of "Merrily We Roll Along." DIR/SCR/PROD Lonny Price; SCR/PROD Kitt Lavoie, Ted Schillinger; PROD Bruce David Klein. U.S., 2016, color, 96 min. NOT RATED

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Lonny Price
96 Minutes
Documentary - music

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