Photo Flash: COMPANY OBC 'Reunion'
Last night, Jason Graae 'stumbled upon' a reunion party, thrown by Ron Raines for his wife Dona D. Vaughn with a few members of the original Broadway cast of COMPANY. When we saw the photo, we just had to ask for permission to run it- check it out below!
Company opened on Broadway on April 26, 1970 at the Alvin Theatre, where it ran for 705 performances and seven previews. Directed by Harold Prince, the opening cast included Dean Jones (who had replaced Anthony Perkins early in the rehearsal period when Perkins departed to direct a play), Donna McKechnie, Susan Browning, Pamela Myers, Barbara Barrie, Charles Kimbrough, Merle Louise, Beth Howland, and Elaine Stritch.
Graae created the role of Sparky in the original off-Broadway production of Forever Plaid, and originated the role of Houdini in the L.A production of Ragtime. He has won Ovation Awards for Los Angeles productions of Forbidden Hollywood and Forbidden Broadway and was nominated for a third for Anything Goes. He'll soon take part in Lyrics and Lyricists' Amazing Sex, which will play Birdland on February 6.
For more on his upcoming events, visit: http://www.jasongraae.com/