Daniel Radcliffe’s “Merrily We Roll Along” Is Being Filmed

The award-winning Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along, starring Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez, is reportedly being filmed.

According to Deadline, a production insider confirmed that the musical is being recorded and that the production company shooting it is RadicalMedia, the same company that proshot and produced Hamilton

While there has been no confirmation on whether the filmed version will be available in cinemas, on TV, or on a streaming service, the insider explained the reasoning behind the filming:

The show producers are filming their production of ‘Merrily’ for posterity. That doesn’t happen very often. We’ll see what happens.

The prospect of Merrily being filmed is an exciting one, making it more accessible for audiences around the world who haven’t been able to see it in person.

The Hudson Theatre, the home of Merrily, is situated on 44th Street in Manhattan. There has been speculation about Merrily being filmed since paper notices were posted along 44th Street giving notice that some filming would be taking place on June 17 and 18.


Lindsay Mendez, Jonathan Groff, and Daniel Radcliffe in “Merrily We Roll Along” (Credit: Matthew Murphy)

Lindsay Mendez, Jonathan Groff, and Daniel Radcliffe in “Merrily We Roll Along” (Credit: Matthew Murphy)


Earlier this week, Daniel Radcliffe won a Tony Award for Merrily We Roll Along, receiving the award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as Charley Kringas. Jonathan Groff also received a Tony Award, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, and Lindsay Mendez was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

Merrily We Roll Along is based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The play was first shown in 1934, and the initial musical production in 1981; however, it closed two weeks after opening due to a mixed reception. 

The Broadway revival of Merrily is produced by Sonia Friedman, directed by Maria Friedman, and choreographed by Tim Jackson, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

The show has been playing at the Hudson Theatre for a limited time of 18 weeks, and its final performance will take place on July 7.

Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.