Originally written for a male lead (Robert), this more recent adaptation of COMPANY, the musical, is a comedy masterpiece about the search for love and cocktails in New York by the female lead, Bobbie.
At Bobbie’s 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?
In a series of comedic vignettes, Bobby interacts with his (or her, depending on the production) married friends — some of whom have happy marriages, others on the brink of divorce. And through it all, the character wonders, “What do you get?”
This enduring musical features some of Sondheim’s best loved songs, including “Company,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side,” and the iconic “Being Alive.”
This modern, groundbreaking dark-comedy musical, is a mature, intelligent, and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability, and well, just “being alive.”
Company runs 2 hours and 25 minutes with one 15-minute intermission which is a standard running time for a Broadway musical.
It is however, recommended that you eat before the show.
1970: Company had its pre-Broadway tryout in Boston at the Shubert Theatre beginning March 24, 1970 and opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre just a month later, on April 26, 1970 and ran 705 performances.
During its inaugural year, Company won six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics, Best Direction of a Musical, and Best Scenic Design.