Company on Tiny Desk

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Company is finally back on Broadway this week after a 20-month hiatus. There were only nine preview performances before all the theaters in New York went dark during the pandemic. Now the cast celebrates its return with a Tiny Desk performance filmed a few blocks away from the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre at the CIVILIAN Hotel. It’s the 35th birthday celebration for the lead character, Bobbie, but also a reunion for this ensemble.

“It is incredible to come back to this piece, this masterpiece,” cast member Matt Doyle explains, “a show that’s about company, about togetherness and most importantly about being alive. This is what we get to do on the other side of this and I’m so honored to be in the room with each and every one of you. … We’re having a party tonight.”

The musical comedy Company, written by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth in 1970, was re-conceived by director Marianne Elliot for a critically acclaimed run in London that transferred to Broadway. The big change in this production is that Bobby, the lead character, is played by a woman, Bobbie. The audience is taken on an emotional roller coaster through iconic songs with Katrina Lenk, no stranger to the Tiny Desk, as she tries to find the purpose of being alive. (Ms. Lenk won the Tony for her portrayal of Dina in The Band’s Visit).

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