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‘Company’ confirms Broadway return, starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone
Company tickets will be on sale soon.
With the news that New York theatres can begin to open their doors for socially distanced productions, Company is the first Broadway musical to confirm its opening. Company will begin performances at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, with Company tickets on sale soon.
In a teaser video on Instagram, “Company will be back on Broadway, and you're all invited to the party where we can be side by side once more where we belong together.”
Originally premiering on Broadway in 1970, Company follows Bobby on their 35th birthday. Everyone around Bobby is in a relationship, leaving Bobby to question a life of singledom. For the upcoming Broadway revival, Company will be gender-swapped, with the lead role of Bobby now named Bobbie, and played by a woman.
The gender-swapped version of Company was first staged at London’s Gielgud Theatre in 2018, winning four Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival. In a five star review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said: “this version is both a departure into new territory and a stunning reaffirmation of its brilliance.”
Company features a book by George Furth and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, including “Being Alive”, “Getting Married Today” and “You Can Drive a Person Crazy”. Katrina Lenk will play Bobbie, with Patti LuPone reprising her performance as Joanne from the London production. The full cast includes Terence Archie, Etai Benson, Nikki Renée Daniels, Matt Doyle, Claybourne Elder, Christopher Fitzgerald, Greg Hildreth, Kyle Dean Massey, Rashidra Scott, Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard and Bobby Conte Thornton.
Marianne Elliot directs, with choreography by Liam Steel, scenic and costume design by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin and sound design by Ian Dickinson.
Although an opening date for Company on Broadway is to be confirmed, live theatre is returning to New York from next month. Blindness opens at the Daryl Roth Theatre from April 2, with NY PopsUp events taking place across the city.
Company tickets are on sale soon.
Photo credit: Patti LuPone in Company (Photo by Brinkhoff/Mogenburg)