Take Me Along

Take Me Along is a musical based on the Eugene O’Neill play Ah, Wilderness, with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Joseph Stein and Robert Russell. It was directed by Peter Glenville and produced by David Merrick. It opened on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre on October 22, 1959 and closed on December 17, 1960 after 448 performances.

In Take Me Along the literary minded teen-ager, Richard Miller comes of age and has his first big crush, as his newspaper-editor father, Nat Miller, begins for the first time to feel old. Meanwhile, Nat’s fun-loving, alcoholic brother-in-law, Sid Davis, returns to Centerville, having lost his job in Waterbury. A bon vivant on whom the years have begun to weigh heavily, he has made a vow to stay sober and to marry Nat’s sister Lily, his longtime sweetheart.

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