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Company (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 15 March 2014 (Sweden)
Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. ... See full summary »

Director:

Lonny Price

Writer:

George Furth (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Patrick Harris ... Robert
Patti LuPone ... Joanne
Martha Plimpton ... Sarah
Anika Noni Rose ... Marta
Jim Walton Jim Walton ... Larry
Jon Cryer ... David
Craig Bierko ... Peter
Katie Finneran ... Amy
Christina Hendricks ... April
Aaron Lazar ... Paul
Jill Paice ... Susan
Jennifer Laura Thompson ... Jenny
Chryssie Whitehead ... Kathy
Stephen Colbert ... Harry
Alexa Green Alexa Green ... The Vocal Minority
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Following five couples and their friend Robert (Neil Patrick Harris), the perpetual bachelor, Company explores the true meaning of being in a relationship through a series of vignettes. Winner of the 1971 Tony Award for Best Musical, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, Rent) led an all-star cast in a sold out event at the New York Philharmonic. Written by the New York Philharmonic

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2014 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Компания See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$102,591
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Because the all-star cast was largely committed to other projects and the rehearsal time for the concert was limited to several days, the staging of the nearly ten minute-long showstopper "Side By Side By Side" was taught individually to each of the eleven performers wherever he or she happened to be working. The number wasn't run as an ensemble piece until the day of the concert, and director Lonny Price was astonished to see it fall into place with only minimal tweaking needed. See more »

Connections

Version of Great Performances: Company: A Musical Comedy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ladies Who Lunch
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Patti LuPone
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Good, but;;;
5 July 2013 | by fubared1See all my reviews

Unfortunately this musical stills suffers from the fact that the 'book' by George Furth (and little has been changed) is still quite weak. Considering both Sondheim and Furth are gay, the men's parts are incredibly weak, and the situations are clichéd. The performances likewise are the best by the women with the men pretty much taking up space in the background. As to Harris, well, his acting is decent enough, but his voice is rather thin for the material...and he hits a few 'clinkers'. Where is Dean Jones when you need him? Sondheim writes difficult stuff for the average Broadway singer, and 99% of the classical singers can't act, so at best the result is unsatisfactory...like the film version of 'Sweeney Todd'. By the way I did play David myself a long time ago, and I disliked the show then (the book mainly). I've done many musicals, and this is the one I remember with the least affection. I've often thought it might be interesting to do a modern interpretation with all gay couples...and not so incredibly 'white'. The leading character is obviously a model for a '70's gay man.


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