Director Marianne Elliott’s gender-swap version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company was originally scheduled to return on Broadway on December 20. The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre resumes performances and will officially open on January 9, 2022. The performance will now start on November 15 one month in advance. The new opening night is scheduled for December 9.
Company on Broadway
The Broadway engagement was initially rehearsed on March 2, 2020. And more than 10 days before the theater was ordered to stop broadcasting after the coronavirus pandemic. The opening night is scheduled for March 22, which is Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Soon after, the musical celebrated its 50th anniversary. Although actors from this latest stage and the past have found a virtual way to commemorate this milestone).
Tony winners Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, who star as Bobbie and Joanne, respectively. They will be joined by returning cast members Matt Doyle as Jamie, three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David, two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry, Tony nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Grammy winner Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Rashidra Scott as Susan, and Bobby Conte Thornton as P.J .with Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Tally Sessions, and Matt Wall.
“Back as soon as possible”
Director Elliott said: “We have always hoped to get Company back as soon as possible. When we had the opportunity to start the show a month ago, we knew we had to jump off. This work has always been to bring people together to share laughter, joy, and friendship. I am very happy that we can reunite almost all the outstanding actors to achieve this goal.” Producer Chris Harper added: “When the shutdown happened, there were 135 people working at the company.
Knowing that so many people are counting on the show to return as soon as possible. This is a huge motivation for us. So when it comes to some key ideas. When the schedule of the team members makes this possible, it is effortless. We have to make it happen. This is a musical about what we have always lacked-the company-so we can return to Broadway sooner. feels good.”
The work also includes Liam Steel’s choreography. Bunny Christie’s set, and costume, Neil Austin’s lighting, Autograph’s Ian Dickinson’s sound design, and Chris Fisher’s illusion. Joel Fram is in charge of music supervisor and director. David Cullen is in charge of orchestral music, and Sam Davis is in charge of choreography.
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