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Company’s Casting Just Got More Exciting

Company’s Casting Just Got More Exciting

Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization announced additional casting for the visionary new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s landmark American musical, Company, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott.

Joining previously announced Tony and Grammy Award® winner Katrina Lenk as Bobbie

Katrina Lenk

and two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone as Joanne

Patti lupone

Some of New York’s most beloved and accomplished actors including Matt Doyle as Jamie

Matt Doyle

three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David

Christopher Fitzgerald

two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry

Christopher Sieber

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah

Jennifer Simard

Terence Archie as Larry

Terence Archie

Grammy Award winner Etai Benson as Paul

Etai Benson

Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny

Nikki Renée Daniels

Claybourne Elder as Andy

Claybourne Elder

Greg Hildreth as Peter

Greg Hildreth

Kyle Dean Massey as Theo

Kyle Dean Massey

Bobby Conte Thornton as P.J.

Bobby Conte Thornton

Sondheim and Elliott have collaborated to update this masterpiece, bringing Bobbie’s array of friends and lovers unswervingly into the 21st century: Paul (Etai Benson) is waiting patiently for his fiancée Jamie (nee “Amy,” played by Matt Doyle) to get over his increasingly frantic wedding day jitters. Sarah (Jennifer Simard) struggles with her body image while her husband Harry (Christopher Sieber) struggles with sobriety – their marital tensions bubbling just under the surface. Joanne (Patti LuPone) is taking a third try at marriage with Larry (Terence Archie), the object of his wife’s affections … and savage barbs. Peter (Greg Hildreth) and Susan (casting to be announced shortly) seem to have the perfect marriage, until perfection proves impossible. Sophisticated David (Christopher Fitzgerald) and his square wife Jenny (Nikki Renée Daniels) can’t wrap their heads around Bobbie’s perpetually single status and aren’t shy about expressing their concern. All while Bobbie juggles three men: Andy (nee “April,” played by Claybourne Elder), the sexy flight attendant, Theo (nee “Kathy,” played by Kyle Dean Massey), the small-town boy trying to find his way in the city, and P.J. (nee “Marta,” played by Bobby Conte Thornton), the native New Yorker who’s head-over-heels for his hometown.

The quintessential musical comedy about the search for love and cocktails in the Big Apple is turned on its head in Elliott’s revelatory staging, in which musical theatre’s most iconic bachelor becomes a bachelorette. At Bobbie’s (Lenk) 35th birthday party, all her friends are wondering why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man? And, why can’t she settle down and have a family? This whip smart musical, given a game-changing makeover for a modern-day Manhattan, features some of Sondheim’s best loved songs, including “Company,” “You Could Drive a PersonCrazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side,” and the iconic “Being Alive.”

Company will begin performances on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street) on Monday, March 2, 2020 with an official opening night set for Sunday, March 22, 2020 (Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday).

The creative team for Company includes Liam Steel (choreography), Joel Fram (musical supervisor), Bunny Christie (set and costume design), Neil Austin (lighting design), Ian Dickinson (sound design), David Cullen (orchestrations), Sam Davis (dance arrangements), Chris Fisher (illusions), Campbell Young Associates (hair, wig, and makeup design), and Cindy Tolan (casting).

Company is produced on Broadway by Elliott & Harper Productions and The Shubert Organization, with Catherine Schreiber. Tim Levy serves as Executive Producer.

Additional information, including casting for the role of Susan, will be announced shortly.

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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