Company: A Musical Comedy invites you to THE birthday party of the century on June 5–29 at the Orpheum Theatre! Marianne Elliott, the most acclaimed female director in Broadway history, directs the gender-swapped rendition of the 1970 classic. Featuring the original score by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, this modern masterpiece racked up one win after another at the 75th Tony Awards, snatching the highly sought-after Best Revival of a Musical. Soon, the production will take to the North American road through 25 cities. Company–for around 3 hours–will send you on a hysterical soul-searching journey with our birthday girl, the now 35-year-old Bobbie (Britney Coleman). Backed with enticing hits like “Being Alive,” this theatrical marvel will paint a starkly insightful picture of modern relationships and romance, from the growing pains of dating to the eternally compromising pact of marriage. Don’t be a no-show! Get your tickets now for Company: A Musical Comedy at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California!
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“Finally, a smart, funny, human revival about the highs and lows of being alive that actually feels alive.” – New York Post
“A phenomenon that should be experienced in person at least once in this life.” – The New Yorker
“Deeply funny. Easily the funniest Company I’ve ever seen. A moving living memorial to the late Stephen Sondheim.” – The Washington Post
You’re invited to the BIGGEST birthday bash in the history of American musical theater! On June 5–29, 2024, Company: A Musical Comedy will take over San Francisco’s Orpheum Theatre for multiple showings of last year’s most-awarded Broadway phenomenon.
After its sold-out series of Broadway and West End engagements, the gender-swapped revival of Sondheim’s trend-setting classic breaks out a highly anticipated tour for the 2023-2024 season. The first round of shows–commencing in New York–will launch in the second week of October, with 25 cities en route across North America.
Where are you supposed to be when you hit 35? Bobbie’s not quite sure because–as disappointing as it is–wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Life as a bachelorette has plenty of pros, but she does wonder. Should she settle down as well? Her friends think so, but what do they know? Two of them are struggling to keep their marriage alive via jiu-jitsu. Embark on a soul-searching ride through 21st-century New York with the barely contained madness of Bobbie and her friends as they peek behind the doors of single and married life, searching for the ever-elusive answers to questions they probably should’ve asked sooner.
Clocking in at about 2 hours and 45 minutes (plus an intermission), Company utilizes an interrelated train of vignettes over the standard linear narrative of most plays. The original was a pioneering force that tackled the contemporary phases of romance, from dating to marriage to divorce. This latest edition–faithful to the first–reexamines all its themes and messages through the eyes of modern-day millennials.
Company: A Musical Comedy will feature the original score by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, with crowd favorites such as “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “Being Alive,” and “Getting Married Today.”
Produced by Elliott & Harper Productions, Work Light Productions, and Catherine Schreiber, the North American tour will also showcase three-time Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott at the helm, with George Furth’s iconic book reconceptualized. And, of course, where would the musical be without the following creative talents?
- Liam Steel – Choreography
- Joel Fram – Musical Supervision & Additional Vocal Arrangements
- Bunny Christie – Set & Costume Design
- Neil Austin – Lighting Design
- Ian Dickinson – Sound Design
- David Cullen – Orchestrations
- Sam Davis – Dance Arrangements
- Chris Fisher – Illusion Design
- Campbell Young Associates – Hair, Wig & Makeup Design
- Tara Rubin – Casting
“It’s full of love, the piece. And yet it’s also full of irony and complications of love and complications of being in a couple and the complications of being single… It’s complex, it’s complicated, and it’s juicy. There’s a lot to it. There are so many different ways of looking at love and being in love and expressing love,” director Elliot remarks about what she learned from the show’s story.
The former understudy finally catches her big break: Britney Coleman is Bobbie, baby! This rising star began her on-stage career as early as third grade, playing Mary Lennox in a production of The Secret Garden. Now based in NYC, Coleman has been taking Broadway by storm with appearances in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Tootsie, and Glenn Close’s Sunset Boulevard revival. She currently stars as the ghastly Barbara Maitland in the Beetlejuice national tour.
Further casting has yet to be announced. Check back with us soon for updates!
Company’s 2021 Broadway revival was an unrelenting juggernaut during last year’s award season. It grabbed a total of 14 wins out of 23 nominations. Among these are Best Revival, Best Direction, and Best Scenic Design from the Tony Awards. It also clinched awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical from the Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle committees.
The scintillating classic’s penchant for acclaim, however, isn’t a recent development. In fact, the comedy traces its award-winning history back to the original 1970 production. It performed over 700 shows and was nominated for 14 Tony Awards–a record-setter at the time–winning 6, including one for Best Musical. It also completed a 5-category sweep at the Drama Desk Awards, with awards for Outstanding Book, Music, and Lyrics at the forefront.
Learn about how 35 is still technically young and other jokes you can tell yourself as Company: A Musical Comedy continues its nationwide stroll at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, California. Book your seats now for any of the shows from June 5-29, 2024!