Lonny Price Confirms: NY Philharmonic COMPANY Concert Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone et al. Gets Fall DVD Release
On April 7, 2011, the New York Philharmonic presented Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking Company with an all-star cast led by Neil Patrick Harris as Robert for four sold-out performances through April 9, 2011.
Company revolves around Robert - a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage - the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Presented as a series of short vignettes linked by a celebration for Robert's 35th birthday, songs include Being Alive, Side by Side, The Ladies Who Lunch, Getting Married Today and Company.
The award-winning musical was produced and directed by Lonny Price and was conducted by Sondheim specialist Paul Gemignani, with the original orchestrations for a 35-piece orchestra by Jonathan Tunick.
Among those joining Harris in Company for the New York Philharmonic were Patti LuPone as Joanne, Anika Noni Rose as Marta, Martha Plimpton as Sarah, Jim Walton as Larry and Stephen Colbert as Harry. The company also features Craig Bierko as Peter, Jon Cryer as David, Katie Finneran as Amy, Christina Hendricks as April, Adam Lazar as Paul, Jill Paice as Susan, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Jenny, and Chryssie Whitehead as Kathy.
The production was filmed for a cinema broadcast and received a limited release in the U.S. last summer and in select UK countries this past March.
Today, BroadwayWorld has confirmed with Price that a DVD of the broadcast will be released this fall by Image Entertainment at a date to-be-announced.