Stephen Sondheim’s Company to transfer to Broadway starring Patti LuPone & Katrina Lenk
The hit West End revival of Company will bow on Broadway next spring.
Marianne Elliott’s Olivier Award-winning revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, 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, beginning previews on March 2 and officially opening on March 22, 2020 - Sondheim's 90th Birthday.
The musical is about Bobbie, who will be played by Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk, a single woman surrounded by her married friends trying to figure life out. Ms. Lenk won her Tony Award in 2018 for her starring role as Dina in The Band’s Visit (also picking up a Grammy Award in 2019), and has also appeared on Broadway in Indecent, Once, and Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark.
Patti LuPone, who starred in the production when it premiered at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End, will reprise her Olivier Award-winning performance as Joanne for the Broadway run.
Additional casting for the New York run will be announced at a later date.
Ms. 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.
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.
(Photos by Tom Millward and Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)