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Company Revival Cast Album to be Released on 2/13

The cast recording of John Doyle/>'s Broadway revival of Company will be released by Nonesuch and PS Classics on February 13th.

Tommy Krasker, the co-founder of PS Classics who has also worked as a freelance producer for Nonesuch, will produce the cast album.  Its booklet will include complete lyrics.

The classic />Stephen Sondheim/> / George Furth musical opened on Broadway on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W. 47th Street).

Directed by Doyle 2006 Tony Award-winner for his direction of the hit revival of Sweeney Todd, the show stars Raúl Esparza as Robert, as well as />Barbara Walsh/> as Joanne; Keith Buterbaugh as Harry; />Matt Castle/> as Peter; Robert Cunningham as Paul; />Angel Desai/> as Marta; Kelly Jeanne Grant as Kathy; Kristin Huffman as Sarah; Amy Justman as Susan; Heather Laws as Amy; Leenya Rideout as Jenny; Fred Rose as David; Bruce Sabath as Larry; and />Elizabeth Stanley/> as April. 

Company features musical direction and orchestrations by />Mary-Mitchell Campbell/>, set design by Tony Award winner />David Gallo/>, costume design by Tony Award winner />Ann Hould-Ward/>, and lighting design by Thomas C. Hase.

"Long before 'Sex and the City,' Company took an unconventional look at love and commitment in a complex modern New York.  The show is an honest, funny and sophisticated portrayal of five married couples as seen through the eyes of their mutual friend Robert, a bachelor evaluating the pros and cons of wedded life," state production notes.

The new production of Company, which previously enjoyed a sold-out run at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park (March 14-April 14, 2006), continues Doyle's method of working with actor-musicians seen in the currently-running Tony-nominated Broadway production of Sweeney Todd.

The original production of Company opened on Broadway at the Alvin (now the />Neil Simon/>) Theatre on April 26, 1970.  The musical garnered 14 Tony Award nominations (the record until The Producers in 2001), winning six, including Best Musical.  The show was last seen on Broadway for a limited engagement in 1995.

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Photo of Raúl Esparza by Ben Strothmann

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