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Venue:
Ethel Barrymore Theater

Address:
243 West 47th Street

Length:
TBA

Opened:
November 29, 2007

Category:
Broadway Musical

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A TALE OF RELATIONSHIPS: FOR BETTER OR WORSE!

This contemporary comedy/drama musical opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in November of 2006. It is a modern day look at matrimony that explores the need for commitment and relationships. This stylish production, a musical revival, was created by the award-winning Stephen Sondheim. Originally it was written as a collection of one act plays before it was shaped into a full blown musical. The story is told through a series of scenes rather than in a traditional plot and these vignettes are in no particular chronological order. The first time it ran in 1970 and won six Tony awards including Best Musical. The original production of Company was one of the first shows to deal with adult problems through music.

Set in New York City the story revolves around Bobby, a 35 year old bachelor, his five married best friends and his three girlfriends. It takes place on the night of his birthday where he is trying to find the right girl for the evening, but then begins to contemplate the fact that he has been unable to establish a long term relationship. Through his eyes we see the less then ideal aspects of the couple’s lives although it is clear to the audience that these people are happy despite any problems that may arise. As he tries to determine the pros and cons of being married he begins to understand that relationships and love are a vital part of life even if they aren’t always perfect. Maybe it is time for him to reexamine his choices and make some life altering changes.

Company’s score was written by Stephen Sondheim who is also known for such theater classics as Gypsy and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. His big break came in 1957 when he wrote the lyrics for the memorable West Side Story accompanying Leonard Bernstein’s music. Sondheim went on to win many awards for his talents; he is one of the few people to win an Academy Award, multiple Tony and Grammy awards and a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He won the latter for Sunday in the Park one of only six musicals to ever achieve this honor. In 1970 Company became the first in a series of innovative concept musicals that he had both composed and wrote the lyrics for. Prior to this Sondheim had been writing lyrics for other composers music.

This production is an unconventional look at love and commitment in an ever changing world. The characters are quirky and unforgettable with a unique twist; there is no orchestra. All of the actors play the instruments. They provide the score for the entire show while singing and acting their parts. The story is an honest examination of relationships and how they function among two people. It is a touching tale that explores the idea that we need love to sustain life. The audience along with Bobby just may learn a thing or two after seeing this heart-warming show.

Broadway Company tickets are selling for an average price of $82.00 with the top tickets selling for around $250.00. The show grosses an average of 500,000 dollars per week. The Broadway Company tickets can sell out on any given night at the box office.

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Show Times

Matinee:
Wed & Sat 2pm
Sun 3pm

Evening:
Tue 7pm
Wed - Sat 8pm

Directions

Take the C, E trains to 50th Street & 8th Avenue.

Take the 1, 9 trains to 50th Street & Broadway.

Take the B, D, Q, F trains to 47-50 Streets & 6th Avenue.

Take the N, R trains to 49th Street & 7th Avenue.

Cast

Raul Esparza (Bobby)
Barbara Walsh (Joanne)
Heather Laws (Amy)
Keith Buterbaugh
Matt Castle
Robert Cunningham
Angel Desai
Kelly Jeanne Grant
Kristin Huffman
Amy Justman
Leenya Rideout
Fred Rose
Bruce Sabath
Elizabeth Stanley

Credits

Lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim
Music by: Stephen Sondheim
Book by: George Furth
John Doyle (Direction)
Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Musical Direction/Orchestrations)
David Gallo (Set Design)
Ann Hould-Ward (Costume Design)
Thomas C. Hase (Lighting Design)





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