The traditional Broadway revival is dead, and good riddance. Over the last few years, classic musicals like Oklahoma and West Side Story have been reimagined for the Broadway stage to critical acclaim in order to engage new audiences and add current nuance and perspective to the shows' original books. Company, now at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, is the latest production to reinvent a classic musical. The late Stephen Sondheim's bold musical is about Bobby, a single man who tussles with the...
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Following an acclaimed run at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End under the helm of two-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott, this production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's much-loved musical Company transfers to New York City.
This new revival, which took home four out of its nine Olivier Award nominations in 2019 (including 'Best Musical Revival'), made headlines as the first gender-reversed production of Company to have been officially licensed by Stephen Sondheim. The leading male role of Bobby was changed to a leading female role named Bobbie, offering a fresh, new perspective on singledom, love and marriage. A handful of supporting characters were also gender-switched for the revival, including the inclusion of a gay couple by turning the role of Amy into Jamie.
The revival also made waves over the pond due to the fact that Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone would finally return to a West End musical for the first time since 1993's Sunset Boulevard, ultimately winning an Olivier Award for her efforts. She reprised the role of Joanne (from the popular 2011 New York Philharmonic Concert) and she now reprises the role one more time for Broadway audiences at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
Joining Ms. LuPone is Katrina Lenk as leading lady Bobbie. Having wowed critics and audiences alike during the 2017 Broadway premiere of Paula Vogel's Indecent and scooping the Tony Award in 2018 for her stunning performance as Dina in The Band's Visit, Ms. Lenk is a shooting star of the New York stage and this gift of a monumental, gender-switched role is certainly in safe hands.
Company began previews on Mar. 2, 2020, but was forced to close after nine performances. Company will now resume performances from Nov. 15, 2021, with an opening night on Dec. 9, 2021.
Originally premiering on Broadway in 1970, winning six Tony Awards (including 'Best Musical'), this production of Company marks its fourth Broadway revival and perhaps the Sondheim classic has never felt more modern.
Company is finally back where it belongs... on the Broadway stage! And we'll definitely drink to that!
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The quintessential musical comedy about the search for love and cocktails in the Big Apple is turned on its head in Elliott’s revelatory staging, in which musical theatre’s most iconic bachelor becomes a bachelorette. At Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, all her friends are wondering why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man? And, why can’t she settle down and have a family? This whip smart musical, given a game-changing makeover for a modern-day Manhattan, features some of Sondheim’s best loved songs, including “Company,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side,” and the iconic “Being Alive.”
2hr 45min (incl. intermission)
March 2nd, 2020
July 31st, 2022
March 31st, 2022
November 15th, 2021
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
Cast and creative
By: Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a Book by George Furth
Director: Marianne Elliott
Producer: Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization, with Catherine Schreiber
Cast list: Katrina Lenk (as Bobbie) and Patti LuPone (as Joanne), alongside Terence Archie (as Larry), Etai Benson (as Paul), Nikki Renée Daniels (as Jenny), Matt Doyle (as Jamie), Claybourne Elder (as Andy), Christopher Fitzgerald (as David), Greg Hildreth (as Peter), Rashidra Scott (as Susan), Christopher Sieber (as Harry), Jennifer Simard (as Sarah), and Bobby Conte Thornton (as P.J.)
Design: Bunny Christie
Lighting: Neil Austin
Costume: Bunny Christie
Choreography: Liam Steel
Sound: Ian Dickinson
Other info: Musical Supervision by Joel Fram, Orchestrations by David Cullen, Dance Arrangements by Sam Davis, Illusions by Chris Fisher, and hair, wig & makeup design by Campbell Young Associates
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Whether you've seen multiple Company productions or none at all since its premiere in 1970, you'll get a fresh, new story out of the latest Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical. The production, directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott, became the winningest musical of the 2021-22 Broadway season with five Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical. It's now running at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre through July 31.Elliott's vision centers on the concept of the...
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company! Company is a Tony-winning musical by George Furth and Stephen Sondheim. The show first premiered on Broadway in 1970 and was so acclaimed that it was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won six of them, a record at the time. Company is considered one of the first popular concept musicals. Company follows Bobby, who is single and surrounded by married people, on the eve of his 35th birthday. Instead of a linear story, in a series of disparate scenes, Bobby...