Starring Tony winners Patti LuPone and Katrina Lenk!
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 Award-winning turn as Joanne with Tony winner Katrina Lenk stepping back into the spotlight as the now female Bobbi!
First seen in 1970, Company was like no other Broadway musical of the time, innovating 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 2020 revival will be 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 that the grass is greener on the other side.
Previews from: 2 March 2020
Opening night: 22 March 2020
Two hours and 45 minutes, including intermission
Katrina Lenk as Bobbi
Patti LuPone as Joanne
Matt Doyle as Jamie
Christopher Fitzgerald as David
Christopher Sieber as Harry
Jennifer Simard as Sarah
Terence Archie as Larry
Etai Benson as Paul
Nikki Renee Daniels as Jenny
Claybourne Elder as Andy
Greg Hildreth as Peter
Kyle Dean Massey as Theo
Bobby Conte Thornton as P.J.
Rashidra Scott as Susan
Kathryn Allison, Stanley Bahorek, Britney Coleman, John Arthur Greene, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Tally Session, Matt Wall.
Directed by Marianne Elliot
Originally produced and directed by Harold Prince
Choreographed by Liam Steel
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Best Director - Marianne Elliott
Best Set Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Theatre Choreography - Liam Steel
Best Actress in a Musical
Best Musical Revival
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical
Best Actress in a Supporting Role In A Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Supporting Actress In A Musical - Patti LuPone
Best Direction - Marianne Elliott
Best Director for Marianne Elliot
Best Musical Performance for Rosalie Craig
Profound refreshing BRILLIANT
It's profoundly refreshing to see Company not just as the famous score and witty one liners, but for it to place itself slap bang in the middle of 2018's debate, whilst still excelling at all the elements one needs for a truly brilliant musical.
In a production that could be dubbed an 'Instagrammer's dream' Company explodes back onto the stage! This time though it's a magical gender-swapped revamp of the classic Sondheim musical.Read full review
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