Patti LuPone (Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)
by Moira Armstrong
The 2018 West End interpretation of the 1970 musical Company will transfer to Broadway this spring, beginning previews in the Jacobs Theatre on March 2 and officially opening on composer Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday, March 22.
This revolutionary production, directed by Marianne Elliott, reverses the genders of the characters, updates the script and, during its London run, won four Olivier Awards. One of those winners, Patti LuPone, will come to Broadway as well to reprise her role as Joanne. Joining her will be Katrina Lenk (The Band’s Visit) as the lead role, Bobbie. Stay tuned for additional casting announcements.
The production also has choreography by Liam Steel, sets and costumes by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin, sound design by Ian Dickinson, and illusions by Chris Fisher.
The show last played Broadway in 2006, when another reimagined production cast musician-actors in each of the roles. It won the Tony Award for Best Revival, while the original production from 1971 won six Tonys.