An engrossing generation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic “Company” that reversed the gender of the lead character and carried on its composer’s spirit right after he died in November received the Tony Award for very best musical revival on Sunday.
The manufacturing, which honored its amazing resource materials with an elaborate established and a magnetic supporting performance from Patti LuPone, was the remaining generation Sondheim worked on before his death at age 91.
Marianne Elliott directed the manufacturing of the half-century-outdated musical, which arrived on Broadway for previews in March 2020 ahead of coronavirus dropped a curtain on the Theater District.
“Company” ultimately opened in December at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre, the place it proceeds to operate. The generation gained nine Tony nominations throughout 8 categories, including very best direction of a musical.
Elliott’s choice to alter the gender and tweak the identify of the direct character, Bobbie (performed by Katrina Lenk), assisted hold the tale fresh.
“Company” revolves all over a New Yorker in their mid-30s who is less than stress from mates to uncover a associate, a circumstance potentially much more potently relatable for the present day 30-some thing girl than gentleman.
With memorable tunes like “The Little Items You Do Alongside one another,” “You Could Push a Person Crazy” and “Being Alive,” the first Broadway manufacturing gained the finest new musical Tony in 1971. One more remake won for greatest revival of a musical in 2007.
The hottest “Company” defeat out two other nominated exhibits, “The New music Man” and “Caroline, or Change,” in the very best musical revival classification.