The gender-swapped Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s and George Furth’s Company, which received five 2022 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, plays its final performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre July 31 at 2 PM. Upon closing, the production will have played 300 performances (268 regular performances and 32 previews).
A North American tour of Company is planned for the 2023-2024 season.
Producer Chris Harper said in an earlier statement, “It remains the honor of a lifetime to bring Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s masterpiece to Broadway in Marianne Elliott’s Tony Award-winning reimagined production. It is a testament to the dedication of everyone who works on the production that we have withstood all the challenges that Broadway has faced over the last two years to share this show with our amazing audiences. We have six more weeks of performances to celebrate our astonishing cast, orchestra, and crew at the Jacobs Theatre, and we are delighted to be planning a touring production to bring Company to audiences across North America soon.”
Company began previews March 2, 2020, and, following the Broadway shutdown, resumed previews November 15, 2021. The production officially opened December 9, 2021. Read the reviews here.
The production recently received Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Patti LuPone), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Matt Doyle), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Bunny Christie), and Best Director of a Musical for Marianne Elliott. Elliott's Tony was her third for directing, making her the most honored female director in Broadway history. The production also received four Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the GLAAD Media Award.
Company stars Tony winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie, who is about to turn 35, and LuPone, who received her third Tony for her performance as Joanne. Joining Lenk and LuPone are Doyle, who received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Jamie; three-time Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David; two-time Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry; two-time Tony nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah; Terence Archie as Larry; Grammy Award winner Etai Benson as Paul; Bobby Conte as P.J.; Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny; Claybourne Elder as Andy; Greg Hildreth as Peter; Manu Narayan as Theo; and Rashidra Scott as Susan.
The production has choreography by Liam Steel, sets and costumes by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson of Autograph, and illusions by Chris Fisher. Joel Fram serves as music supervisor and director, with orchestrations by David Cullen and dance arrangements by Sam Davis. Casting is by Cindy Tolan.