COMPANY starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone will open March 22

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 2:19am

luisacontini said: "Also heard that Jennifer Simard is likely Sarah, which would be incredible if true!"

She was soooo funny in Dolly!! 

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 9:03am

Steven A2 said: ""One could argue whether the issues Bobby faces are equally true for both genders and therefore whether a female lead works as well"

Um, the pressure to be married at age 35 is far more relevant and common for a female than it is for a male. If anything this core plotline works better in this version.
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There's more going on with Bobby than pressure to get married. 

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:16am

I know its a show thats been around for quite some time, but for someone who is trying to go in relatively fresh and isn't familiar with the material, is there more a straight up comedy? Or a comedy with drama in it, or vice versa? I understand that may be hard to get into without spoilers, but if possible, I'm just curious what the tone of this show is. Seems at least deep on the surface from what Ive briefly read about characters on here, but the London Promo doesn't give me a great feel for the tone of this show at all. Just curious! 

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:23am
If you watched the John Doyle production you’d think it was a Shakespearean tragedy with a bit of comedy on the side. But this production is very much a comedy first with some occasional more serious moments on the side (but not too serious). Despite being a musical comedy of course the music, characters and dialogue are high quality though. It’s not a shallow frivolous ‘musical comedy’ the way we might consider say Anything Goes.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:27am

It's one of Sondheim's funniest shows, but yes with a dark undercurrent to it. He and Prince said they wanted the audience laughing non-stop throughout the show and then go home and not be able to sleep. 

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:41am
Does this production feature "Tick Tock"?
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:44am

ACL2006 said: "Does this production feature "Tick Tock"?"

 

Yes.

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 10:47am
It has a section called ‘tick tock’ with brand new music but I’m not really sure if it really is what you are thinking of when you say ‘tick tock’. After sleeping with Andy while dreaming Bobbi essentially has a nightmare of what it will be like to be married and have children. The ensemble does most of the work here.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 11:00am

Got it, ill expect more of a sophisticated comedy here. Sounds perfect for the cast that seems to be coming together. Thanks for the help both of you! 

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 12:53pm
joevitus said: "Steven A2 said: ""One could argue whether the issues Bobby faces are equally true for both genders and therefore whether a female lead works as well"

Um, the pressure to be married at age 35 is far more relevant and common for a female than it is for a male. If anything this core plotline works better in this version.
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There's more going on with Bobby than pressure to get married.
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Yes, but that is a core theme of the show and many if not most of the London production reviews noted, the ticking clock has even more relevance for a woman and childbirth.

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Posted: 9/19/19 at 3:04pm
The productions social media has been posting clips of Marianne raving about Lenk. in the new one she mentions her “New York feel.” I wonder if that was one of the concerns about Rosalie, not being believable as a New York woman in a show about the city playing in the city.
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Posted: 9/19/19 at 11:09pm

TIck-Tock re-conceptualized to address the biological clock is a pretty brilliant reconfiguration of the material for a female lead. I'm expecting some things are going to work really well, others not. But classic Sondheim shows always took chances, so I'm all for a production taking new chances with its approach. I look forward to a new cast recording, and maybe filmed for home entertainment, as the Raul Esparza production was.

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Posted: 9/26/19 at 5:30pm

So... Simard as Sarah
Matt Doyle as Jamie
Claybourne Elder as Andy

Any other rumors?

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Posted: 9/28/19 at 10:18am

Valentina3 said: "So... Simard asSarah
Matt Doyle as Jamie
Claybourne Elder as Andy

Any other rumors?
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Chris Sieber as Harry

Judy Mclane as Sarah.

Ethan Slater as Theo(Kathy role).

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Posted: 9/28/19 at 11:39am
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS. Amex tickets are available 10/3!
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Posted: 9/29/19 at 10:36am
The best part about having an end of March birthday! I can’t wait to see this!
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Posted: 9/29/19 at 3:54pm

Hoping for some diversity in the principle cast. 

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Posted: 10/2/19 at 7:17am
Amex presale tickets are on sale at 10am ET today!
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Posted: 10/2/19 at 7:34am

steven22 said: "Amex presale tickets are on sale at 10am ET today!"

10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, 10/3.

 

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Posted: 10/2/19 at 7:50am
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Posted: 10/2/19 at 11:10am
Forgive me for the ignorance, but what does AMEX tickets mean? Are these different than normal tickets? And if so when do the normal tickets go on sale
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Posted: 10/2/19 at 11:13am

benfox2 said: "Forgive me for the ignorance, but what does AMEX tickets mean? Are these different than normal tickets? And if so when do the normal tickets go on sale"

AMEX means American Express card holders. They have a pre-sale for AMEX card holders then general on sale is the 21st! 

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Posted: 10/2/19 at 11:32am

There is also a pre-sale for Audience Rewards members that starts October 14.

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Posted: 10/2/19 at 12:46pm

Mike Barrett said: "benfox2 said: "Forgive me for the ignorance, but what does AMEX tickets mean? Are these different than normal tickets? And if so when do the normal tickets go on sale"

AMEX means American Express card holders. They have a pre-sale for AMEX card holders then general on sale is the 21st!
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Ah that makes sense! Thank you!

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Posted: 10/2/19 at 2:01pm
First look at Katrina as Bobbie is out!

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She looks gorgeous

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