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Company
Company

Music: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: George Furth
Opened: April 26, 1970
At: Alvin Theatre
Starring:

  • Dean Jones
  • Elaine Stritch

Awards:
Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Hal Prince)

Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Book
  • Outstanding Lyrics
  • Outstanding Music
  • Outstanding Set Design
  • Oustanding Direction

Other Awards

  • Theatre World Award (Susan Browning)


Company is a production, and this is a general overview of that production.

SynopsisEdit

Company is a musical comedy which focuses around its protagonist, Bobby, and his married friends. Company, despite its humour and light-heartedness, also exposes several issues regarding marriage and relationships (all centered around Bobby, who is single), which add a layer of drama to the story.

"Being Alive", the dramatic monologue sung by the protagonist at the climax of the story has become a renowned anthem in musical theater.

Act IEdit

This is a summary of act I.

Act IIEdit

This is a summary of act II.

ProductionsEdit

1970 Original Broadway CastEdit

Robert: Dean Jones
Joanne: Elaine Stritch
Sarah: Barbara Barrie
Larry: Charles Braswell
David: George Coe
Peter: John Cunningham
Paul: Steve Elmore
Amy: Beth Howland
Harry: Charles Kimbrough
Susan: Merle Louise
Jenny: Teri Ralston
Marta: Pamela Myers
Kathy: Donna McKechnie
April: Susan Browning

2006 Broadway RevivalEdit

In the 2006 revival, directed by John Doyle, the the cast also functioned as part of the orchestra, with each cast member playing one or more instruments as well as singing and acting. Doyle used a similar technique in the 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd.

Notable cast members from this production are Raúl Esparza as Robert and Barbara Walsh as Joanne.

Song ListEdit

  • Company ~Ensemble
  • The Little Things You Do Together ~Joanne/Ensemble
  • Sorry-Grateful ~Harry/Robert
  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy
  • Have I Got a Girl for You
  • Someone is Waiting ~Robert
  • Another Hundred People
  • Getting Married Today ~Paul/Amy
  • Marry Me a Little ~Robert
  • Side by Side by Side (What Would We Do Without You?) ~Robert/Ensemble
  • Poor Baby
  • Tick Tock
  • Barcelona ~April/Robert
  • The Ladies Who Lunch ~Joanne
  • Being Alive ~Robert

Character ListEdit

Robert Joanna Amy April Harry

Paul

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