Patti LuPone returns to Broadway's current revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company March 8. LuPone re-joins the company following a bout of COVID-19 that forced the Tony winner to sit out 10 performances February 26-March 6. Tony nominee Jennifer Simard, normally playing jiu-jitsu–expert Sarah, filled in as the "Ladies Who Lunch"-singing Joanne during LuPone's absence.
Watch LuPone's take on the character's iconic 11-o-clock number "The Ladies Who Lunch" below, via the production's tweet.
Let’s hear it for the ladies who lunch! Everybody rise! 🍸 pic.twitter.com/8AEJULOM72— COMPANY (@CompanyBway) March 8, 2022
Director Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped version of Company opened at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre December 9. LuPone stars alongside fellow Tony winner Katrina Lenk, who takes on the central role of bachelorette Bobbie (in the original, bachelor Bobby). They are joined by Matt Doyle as Jamie, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry, Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Rashidra Scott as Susan, Bobby Conte as P.J., and Manu Narayan as Theo.
Rounding out the company are Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman, Jacob Dickey, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Nicholas Rodriguez, Heath Saunders, Tally Sessions, and Matt Wall.
The production also features 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.