The official opening night is now Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, a full month earlier than the previously announced opening.
Producers today also confirmed the return of nearly the entire cast from the show’s shutdown-interrupted run in March 2020. A replacement for original cast member Kyle Dean Massey will be announced in the coming weeks, producers said.
In addition to Lenk and LuPone, the Company cast will include Matt Doyle as Jamie, Christopher Fitzgerald as David,
In a since-expired Instagram story, Massey, who, with husband Taylor Frey is expecting the couple’s first child this fall, wrote that he feels “very sad about withdrawing” from the Sondheim musical, but “I will be getting something pretty spectacular in return.”
“I loved getting to work with the entire group of creatives, actors, musicians and crew,” Massey wrote. “But as you may be aware, Taylor and I are expecting our first child this fall and I want to be 100% present for that.”
Company, the Marianne Elliott-directed revival of the classic Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, will resume performances at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Dec. 20, with an official opening on Jan. 9.
Prior to Broadway’s Covid
In the fifth season, Diane (Christine Baranski) is forced to question whether it’s appropriate for her to help run an African American law firm with Liz (Audra McDonald) after the firm loses two top lawyers. Meanwhile, Marissa (Sarah Steele) and the firm become entangled with Hal Wackner (Mandy Patinkin), a regular Chicagoan who decides to open his own courtroom in the back of a copy shop.
The cast also includes Michael Boatman, Nyambi Nyambi, Zach Grenier and Charmaine Bingwa.
Showrunners Robert and Michelle King co-created the series with Phil Alden Robinson. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Liz Glotzer, William Finkelstein, Jonathan Tolins and Jacquelyn Reingold also serve as executive producers.
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In a social media video message urging audiences back to Broadway, the star of the upcoming production of Company acknowledges her recent doubts and fears about taking to the stage – doubts she expressed to Deadline for our oral history of Company‘s pandemic year.
Watch the video above.
Earlier this week, Company announced its post-shutdown reopening plans, with previews to begin at Broadway’s Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Dec. 20 and an opening night of Jan. 9, 2022.
In the video, LuPone says, “I’ll be the first to admit that at various moments since March last year, my hope had significantly faded, if not walked out the door completely. But if there’s an upside to having to be away from my spiritual home for so long, it was that it
The production will being previews on Dec. 20, with an opening night planned for Jan. 9, 2022.
Company is a show about connecting, about the necessity of having other people in our lives,” Sondheim said in a statement. “This past year, with its isolation, has reminded us all of that need for togetherness, so I’m happy that Marianne Elliott’s startling and exhilarating production is coming back to Broadway.”
Tickets for the musical go on sale tomorrow. Company played nine preview performances before the March 12, 2020 Broadway shutdown.
As with the other shows announcing Fall returns – Come From Away, Six, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and Mrs. Doubtfire and Clyde’s – Company will comply with Covid safety
Even last year, as Covid-19 was in its first months of devastating New York City and had already scotched the planned opening night of the 50th anniversary Broadway production of Company –– an opening night that also would have marked the composer’s 90th birthday — the theater community came together, virtually and a month after the fact, to sing the great man’s songs in a remarkable, precedent-setting Zoom-style benefit event. Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Celebration was livestreamed on April 26 as a sort of pandemic rain date for Company‘s stolen night.
None of which is to say
Greg Hildreth, cast as Peter in the much-anticipated Broadway revival of the beloved Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company, remembers it this way: “Every time the
Nominees for the 74th Annual Tony Awards were announced last October, with the 18 eligible productions reflecting the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season (the count usually numbers in the 30s). The 2020 Tony ceremony and CBS broadcast had originally been set for June 7 at New York’s Radio City Musical Hall, but of course was scuttled due to the Covid shutdown.
The voting period will run from March 1 to March 15. Although Broadway remains officially closed until June, most insiders don’t expect any stagings before fall at the earliest, with timing contingent on widespread Covid-19 vaccinations.
The March 12 theater closure preceded the official end of the Broadway season and the traditional late-April/early-May announcement of nominees,
The optimism was short lived, as the shutdown was extended time and again — April, June, September, January, June again. News got grim, and then more grim. The National Endowment for the Arts recently released figures indicating that while the overall unemployment rate has averaged 8.5 percent, the average among actors was 52 percent.
But the arrival of two Covid-19 vaccines this fall has reignited at least some of that optimism, with Broadway insiders now expressing confidence that at
Among the topics the two discussed was the unfortunate fact that Bateman’s excellent Netflix thriller “Ozark” will be coming to a conclusion with Season 4, which will be divided up into two 7-episode runs.
“We do land the plane in a very satisfactory way,” Bateman assured the NBC host, who is a few episodes behind.
“You’re happy with it?” Fallon asked.
“Yeah,” Bateman, who also directs on the series, replied.
That’s all we can ask for. Beyond a change-of-heart about a Season 5 — you know, kind of like fellow Netflix drama “The Crown.”
Bateman, who plays accountant-for-the-cartel Marty Byrd on “Ozark,” then handed out a key money-laundering tip.
“The only thing I’ve been able to
Two recurring actors from season three of Ozark, Felix Solis and Damian Young, have been bumped up to regular cast status. Alfonso Herrera and Adam Rothenberg have joined the series as regular cast members. Meanwhile, Bruno Bichir, Cc Castillo, and Katrina Lenk have been added as recurring members for season four.
ABC‘s “The Disney Holiday Singalong” lineup has been announced, with BTS, Michael Bublé, Katy Perry, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Chloe x Halle, Adam Lambert, Andrea Bocelli, Pink, Kerry Washington, Hayley Erbert, Ciara and Leslie Odom Jr. taking part. The special takes place on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. and will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest. Also, cast members from the Broadway performances of “The Lion King” and “Aladdin,” as well as from the touring “Frozen” musical will join to perform “Let It Go.” Other celebrities set to appear on “The Disney Holiday Singalong” will be announced closer to the premiere date.
Netflix announced a slew of new cast members set to join “Ozark” as
Created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams, Ozark is a thrilling drama set in the present-day and follows the Byrde family’s journey from their normal, suburban Chicago life to their dangerous criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, Missouri. The series explores capitalism,
Felix Solis, who plays Mexican drug cartel boss Omar Novarro, and Damian Young, who plays the right-hand man of Kansas City businessman (and big-time GOP wheeler-dealer) Charles Wilkes, will be upped to series regulars after being recurring players in the third season.
Alfonso Herrera, Adam Rothenberg, Bruno Bichir, Cc Castillo and Katrina Lenk will join the drama, which stars Jason Bateman and Laura Linney as an unassuming couple who get embroiled in money laundering and other illegal operations in an ever-growing criminal enterprise. Herrera and Rothenberg will be series regulars, while Bichir, Castillo and Lenk will recur.
The fourth and final season will consist of two separate seven-episode runs, for a total of 14, and “mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks.
Also joining Ozark‘s ensemble as a series regular is Adam Rothenberg (Ripper Street), with Bruno Bichir (Narcos, The Bridge), Cc Castillo (Outer Banks) and Katrina Lenk (Tommy) coming on board in recurring roles.
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Additionally, Season 3 guest stars Felix Solis
The bad news? Bess’ mom, Mary (played by Katrina Lenk, of The Band’s Visit on Broadway), slaps Louie during a particularly stressful moment. They’re filming his vlog in public, and he starts belting “Maybe” from Annie while wearing a red, curly wig. He says he and Bess used to sing the song when their mom was gone, and they had no idea where she was.
Among them is Jason Alexander, who could end a long losing streak. He earned seven Emmy nominations in prime time for Best Comedy Supporting Actor for playing George Costanza (1992-1998) and another nom for Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Dream On” (1994), but he never won.
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