Tony-Winning COMPANY Will Close on Broadway; National Tour to Follow

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The cast of Company | Photo: Matthew Murphy

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Dan Meyer
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June 21, 2022 7:16 PM
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File this under “Sorry-Grateful.” The Tony-winning Broadway revival of Company will play its final performance July 31 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Following the closure, a North American tour will take off in the 2023-2024 season (we’ll drink to that!).

“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,” said producer Chris Harper. “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.”

At the end of its run, Company will have played 268 regular performances and 32 preview performances. The revival began preview performances on March 2, 2020, and, following the Broadway shutdown, resumed previews on November 15, 2021. The production was in previews when composer Stephen Sondheim passed away on November 26.

Sondheim and Furth’s musical comedy was flipped on its head with Elliott’s new staging, which originally premiered in London in 2018, featuring the main bachelor, Bobby, as a bachelorette named Bobbie. Several other roles were also gender-swapped or made LGBTQIA+. The production opened December 9, and recently 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 Marianne Elliott.

Company stars 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. The cast also includes Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman, Jacob Dickey, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Nicholas Rodriguez, Heath Saunders, Tally Sessions, and Matt Wall.

In addition to set and costumes by Christie, the 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 with casting by Cindy Tolan.

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.