We'll drink to that - closing july 31
Winner of four 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Actress in Featured Role in a Musical by Patti Lupone, Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Matt Doyle, Best Revival of a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical!
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes... Company! After taking London by storm (and garnering eight Olivier Award nominations) last year, Marianne Elliot's gender-bent production of the Stephen Sondheim classic is now on Broadway! Great White Way legend Patti LuPone reprises her Olivier, and now Tony-winning, turn as Joanne with Tony winner Katrina Lenk stepping back into the spotlight as gender-swapped Bobbi!
First seen in 1970, Company was like no other Broadway musical of the time, disrupting the usual plotlines with a fresh series of vignettes that connect the intersecting lives and relationships of the characters. Songs such as 'Ladies Who Lunch', 'Getting Married Today' and 'Company' showcase Sondheim at his most sublime and manipulative. Originally directed and produced by the late Harold Prince, this revival is a gorgeous tribute to the great Broadway director.
WHAT'S THE STORY?
Bobbi (traditionally Robert up till now) is celebrating her 35th birthday in the company of her friends, all of whom are either married or engaged. Through a series of visits with the couples we learn that the well-liked Bobbi has trouble with commitment as evidenced in her numerous affairs, but still hopes to find the right person for her. As each group has its say on Bobbi's singledom and marriage prospects (and state of their own), Company begins to question the old adage; is the grass really greener on the other side?