Full casting has been announced for the upcoming national tour of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company, set to launch October 8 in Schenectady, New York. As on Broadway, Marianne Elliott is directing the gender-swapped version of the 1970 musical, starring Britney Coleman as Bobbie as previously announced.
Newly announced for the cast are Judy McLane as Joanne, Kathryn Allison as Sarah, Matt Bittner as David, Ali Louis Bourzgui as Paul, Derrick Davis as Larry, Javier Ignacio as Peter, James Earl Jones II as Harry, Marina Kondo as Susan, Matt Rodin as Jamie, Emma Stratton as Jenny, Jacob Dickey as Andy, Tyler Hardwick as PJ, and David Socolar as Theo.
Rounding out the company are Matthew Christian, Christopher DeAngelis, Kenneth Quinney Francouer, CJ Greer, Elysia Jordan, Beth Stafford Laird, and Christopher Henry Young.
This production of Company reimagines the 1970 musical to newly center around a female protagonist: Bobbie. Unmarried and 35, Bobbie visits her large group of married friends, most of whom are very concerned with why Bobbie hasn't yet settled down. The Sondheim score includes such favorites as "Sorry-Grateful," "You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "Getting Married Today," "Barcelona," and "Being Alive."
Following a 2018 run in London's West End, the production transferred to Broadway just before COVID-19 shut down all of Broadway. More than a year later, the revival finally resumed performances, ultimately opening December 9, 2021—read reviews here. For Sondheim, who died November 26, 2021, during previews, the revival would become the final Broadway production of his that he saw before his passing. The production would go on to run for 268 performances and 32 previews, closing July 31, 2022.
"This exhilarating production of Company was a huge success in the West End and on Broadway," says producer Chris Harper, who will pay the salaries of the complete company. "I was absolutely thrilled when it won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, and I’m so excited for audiences around the country to share the joy. I know they will have so much fun!"
Company received 2022 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 Elliott. Elliott's win was her third Tony Award for directing, making her the most-honored female director in Broadway history. Along with winning three Olivier Awards for the West End run, including Best Musical Revival, the production also received four Drama Desk Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the GLAAD Media Award.
Elliott's creative team includes choreographer Liam Steel, musical supervisor Joel Fram (who also supplies additional vocal arrangements), set and costume designer Bunny Christie, lighting designer Neil Austin, original sound designer Ian Dickinson, tour sound designer Keith Caggiano, orchestrator David Cullen, dance arranger Sam Davis, illusion designer Chris Fisher, and hair, wig, and makeup designer Campbell Young Associates. The production is cast by Tara Rubin.
Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber are producing the tour, with Work Light Productions' Anièle Fortin-Perkell serving as executive producer.
The tour is currently scheduled to play 25 cities including Detroit, Chicago, Memphis, New Haven, Boston, Pittsburgh, Denver, and Seattle. For a full itinerary, visit CompanyMusical.com.