Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is once again nominated this year, receiving her eighth nomination for playing Joanne in the Broadway revival of Company. The theater legend stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about her viral moment during a talkback, performing Company a decade earlier with Colbert, and the loss of Stephen Sondheim. Watch her sing “The Ladies Who Lunch” on the show here.
In addition to LuPone, the Broadway revival of Company stars Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk alongside Matt Doyle as Jamie, Tony nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David, Tony nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry, Tony nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Rashidra Scott as Susan, Bobby Conte as P.J., and Manu Narayan as Theo.
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. At Bobbie’s (Katrina 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 comedy, given a game-changing makeover for a modern-day Manhattan, 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.”
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