COMPANY National Tour Will Kick Off in Detroit in Fall 2023
Where you goinggggg? Detroit! The North American tour of the Tony-winning revival of Company will kick off in Motor City this fall at the Fisher Theatre. Performances will run October 17-29 with additional stops set for Denver’s Buell Theatre from May 22–June 2, 2024, and the Paramount Theatre in Seattle from July 23-28 later that year.
Additional tour stops, casting, and public ticket on-sale dates will be announced later.
Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical comedy is flipped on its head with director Marianne Elliott’s new staging, which originally premiered in London in 2018. It now features the main bachelor, Bobby, as a bachelorette named Bobbie and several other roles gender-swapped or made LGBTQIA+.
Company played 268 regular performances and 32 preview performances at the Jacobs Theatre on Broadway. The revival began preview performances on March 2, 2020, and, following the coronavirus shutdown, resumed previews on November 15, 2021. The production was in previews when composer Stephen Sondheim passed away on November 26.
The production opened December 9, and won five Tony Awards: Best Musical Revival, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Patti LuPone, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Matt Doyle, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Bunny Christie, and Best Director of a Musical for Elliott. It closed July 31, 2022, announcing that a tour would follow.
Company starred Katrina Lenk as Bobbie with LuPone as Joanne, Doyle as Jamie, Christopher Fitzgerald as David, Christopher Sieber as Harry, Jennifer Simard (Tony-nominated for her performance) as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, 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.
In addition to set and costumes by Christie, the national tour creative team includes choreographer Liam Steel, musical supervisor Joel Fram, lighting designer Neil Austin, sound designer Ian Dickinson, orchestrator David Cullen, dance arranger Sam Davis, illusionist Chris Fisher, and hair, wig, and makeup designer Campbell Young Associates. Casting is by Tara Rubin.
The North American tour of Company is produced by Elliott & Harper Productions, Work Light Productions, and Catherine Schreiber.