After halting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped version of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company resumed previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre November 15. The show, which was originally slated to open on Sondheim's 90th birthday March 22, 2020, will now officially open December 9.
In a series of vignettes, Company tells the story of single Bobby who learns about the perils and pleasures of love, marriage, dating and divorce from his married friends. The original production opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre April 26, 1970. Featuring music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by George Furth, the musical ran for 705 performances before closing January 1, 1972. Directed by Harold Prince, the show was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning six, including Best Musical.
In the five decades since its Broadway debut, Company has become a fixture in the musical theatre canon. And with the new revival, it will be introduced to a new generation of theatre audiences. But just how well do you know the score—can you finish these missing lyrics from the beloved musical? A hint—we've used some of the new lyrics from the current revival and its London cast album.