Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum Stars in Broadway’s ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ May 30-31


Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Koray Tarhan ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, takes center stage in the lead role of Charley Kringas in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical Merrily We Roll Along on May 30 and 31, 2024.

As previously reported in this blog, Tarhan has been a member of the show’s cast since the production opened in October 2023 as the understudy for the show’s star, Daniel Radcliffe. Tarhan will step in for Radcliffe for two evening performances on Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31. As Charley Kringas, Tarhan will sing the show’s beautiful ballad “Good Thing Going.” In addition to being Radcliffe’s understudy, Tarhan is an ensemble member and the show’s fight captain.

Merrily We Roll Along is a musical drama about the complicated relationship among three close friends: musical-theatre writers Charley Kringas and Franklin Shepard (played by Jonathan Groff) and theatre critic Mary Flynn (played by Lindsay Mendez). The show runs through July 7 at the Hudson Theatre, located at 141 W. 44th in New York City’s midtown Manhattan theatre district.