The show, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, is about a chronically single about-to-turn year-old wrestling with the judgment of a group of married friends. The original production won six Tonys, including best new musical, in , and it has been revived twice, most recently in The protagonist, who is celebrating a 35th birthday in the show, is now female, implicitly introducing the biological clock into perceptions of her singleness. Elliott on Broadway, and also her first Broadway venture as lead producer. Elliott said. LuPone also played the role in London, to great acclaim. The revival will be staged at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, with an opening scheduled on March 22, which is the night of Mr. Sondheim, is now having a well-reviewed revival at the Signature Theater in Washington, and is slated to be presented next spring at the Classic Stage Company in New York.
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Phone rings, door chimes, in comes company! The Marianne Elliott-helmed revival will officially open at the Bernard B. Elliott collaborated with composer Sondheim to re-imagine certain characters as the opposite gender. Casting for the role of Susan will be announced shortly. The production will also have choreography by Liam Steel, musical supervision by Joel Fram, set and 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, hair, wig, and makeup design by Campbell Young Associates, and casting by Cindy Tolan. Tim Levy serves as executive producer. Buy Tickets to Company. Katrina Lenk is Bobbie Susan Stripling. Matt Doyle is Jamie. Christopher Fitzgerald is David Bruce Gilkas.
Company is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. Originally titled Threes , its plot revolves around Robert a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage , the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Unlike most book musicals , which follow a clearly delineated plot, Company is a concept musical composed of short vignettes , presented in no particular chronological order, linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday. Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships. As Sondheim puts it, "Broadway theater has been for many years supported by upper-middle-class people with upper-middle-class problems. These people really want to escape that world when they go to the theatre, and then here we are with Company talking about how we're going to bring it right back in their faces". George Furth wrote eleven one-act plays planned for Kim Stanley as each of the separate leads. Anthony Perkins was interested in directing, and asked Sondheim to read the material. After Sondheim read the plays, he asked Harold Prince for his opinion; Prince thought the plays would make the basis for a musical.