For the first show she has shepherded from top to bottom as Astoria Performing Arts Center’s artistic director, Dev Bondarin decided to dust off a legendary Broadway flop.
Stephen Sondheim, George Furth and Hal Prince created “Merrily We Roll Along,” which opened at the Alvin Theater Nov. 16, 1981 and closed 12 days later.
But of course, that’s when its mythology took off.
Told in reverse order — the show’s first scene takes place in 1976, its last in 1957 — Bondarin believes the show’s theme about defining moments, both tragic and beautiful, making us the people we are today is universal.
The show runs through May 23, at APAC.