Additional casting announced for Company on Broadway
Christopher Sieber, Greg Hildreth, Jennifer Simard, Bobby Conte Thornton, Christopher Fitzgerald and more will join Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone in the eagerly anticipated Broadway revival.
We'll drink to that! Additional casting has been announced for Marianne Elliott’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company on Broadway. The hit London production, which saw the lead character of Bobby gender-swapped to a woman called Bobbie, is set to transfer to Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre next spring, as previously reported, beginning previews on March 2 and officially opening on March 22, 2020 - Sondheim's 90th Birthday.
Joining Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk (as Bobbie) and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone (as Joanne) will be Matt Doyle (as Jamie), three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (as David), two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber (as Harry), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard (as Sarah), Terence Archie (as Larry), Grammy Award winner Etai Benson (as Paul), Nikki Renée Daniels (as Jenny), Claybourne Elder (as Andy), Greg Hildreth (as Peter), Kyle Dean Massey (as Theo), and Bobby Conte Thornton (as P.J.).
Casting for the role of Susan will be announced shortly.
Synopsis: "Company follows Bobbie, a single woman who has just turned 35 and is unable to commit fully to a steady relationship or marriage. We see her interactions with her best friends, five married couples and three girlfriends. The musical explores relationships through a series of short vignettes, breaking the traditional mould of a book musical."
Marianne Elliott, whose directorial credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse and the recent Broadway production of Angels in America, collaborated closely with Sondheim during the London run to reimagine certain other characters as the opposite gender as well. Ms. LuPone, who starred in the London production, will reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Joanne for the Broadway run.
In a five-star review on our London Theatre Guide sister site, Mark Shenton wrote: "There have been other wonderful productions of Company, […] but this version is both a departure into new territory and a stunning reaffirmation of its brilliance."
The creative team also features choreography by Liam Steel, musical supervision by Joel Fram, scenic & costume design by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson, orchestrations by David Cullen, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, illusions by Chris Fisher, and hair, wig & makeup design by Campbell Young Associates.
Company is produced on Broadway by Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization, with Catherine Schreiber.
Company Tickets are available now for performances from March 2 through September 27, 2020.
(Photo credits: Jennifer Simard by Jordan Matter, Bobby Conte Thornton by Ted Ely and Christopher Fitzgerald by Bruce Glikas)