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Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY

The Actors Fund in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center
presents Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film
Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened

followed by a Q&A with Lonny Price and Liz Callaway, moderated by Dori Berinstein, plus reception!

The Actors Fund, in partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center presents Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film, with an inaugural screening of the fabulous new documentary from Lonny Price, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened. Chronicling the exciting rise and disastrous (and quick) fall of the first production of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along (which closed after just 16 performances in 1981), Best Worst Thing is so much more than an account of a failed musical, it’s a document of the artistic process, the excitement of working with your heroes, and what happens when your dreams don’t pan out exactly how you want them to—and the beauty that can rise from the ashes of a well-intentioned artistic endeavor that just didn’t happen.

After the screening, Tony-nominated and Emmy-winning actress, Liz Callaway, who made her Broadway debut in Merrily, along with filmmaker and accomplished theater director, Lonny Price, who also starred in the ill-fated Merrily production in 1981, will join in a conversation moderated by Tony-winning Broadway producer and Emmy-winning director Dori Berinstein. A reception in the Jane Peck Gallery will follow the conversation.

Ticket prices

$30