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Patti LuPone on The View

Watch Now: Patti LuPone Talks Revival of Company on The View

Patti LuPone is a living Broadway legend who can currently be seen treading the boards as Joanne in the Broadway revival of Company at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. LuPone made a stop at The View to talk about the new take on the Stephen Sondheim classic Company, the difficulty of performing in Evita, and the importance of theater etiquette.

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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