COMPANY starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone will open March 22

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Posted: 2/13/20 at 11:52pm

There was a "Galentines" press event tonight. We should expect some interviews and performance clips tomorrow. There are some brief clips of "Someone Is Waiting" on Twitter, and I really like what Lenk is doing it with it. She is also singing in the same key as Rosalie. 

 

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Posted: 2/14/20 at 7:11am

An extended clip of “Someone is Waiting.” I’m definitely a fan of this.
https://twitter.com/diepthought/status/1228184124768186368?s=21

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Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:48pm
Quality of the recording not the best but it is clear that gurlll can act a song!
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Posted: 2/14/20 at 1:51pm
I agree. Not many actors can pull off hand gestures and movements like she does, she also did a lot of that in TBV. Elaine Stritch was another expert at acting a song with her hands.
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Posted: 2/14/20 at 4:05pm
I think she sounds fantastic and I love her interpretation. What a unique performer, I really can’t wait for this production.
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Posted: 2/16/20 at 1:16pm
Stoked for this. It’s a shame Rosalie Craig has not transferred but I know she has a young daughter so I understand.
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Posted: 2/16/20 at 2:24pm

Just got tickets for April. I'm so excited Phone rings, door chimes, in comes COMPANY!

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Posted: 2/19/20 at 9:43am

Got a ticket to the first preview - Orch J 7. It's lit.

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:18am

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the costumes and the new title letters lit up on stage!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B80FF5NJDm0/?igshid=16tykyx2jpuww

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 7:28am

I have a feeling this will be a hot ticket. Going to try to get mine ASAP 

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 8:32am
I like how she gas the red jumpsuit instead of the dress
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Posted: 2/21/20 at 8:38am

ljay889 said: "Here’s a sneak peek at some of the costumes and the new title letters lit up on stage!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B80FF5NJDm0/?igshid=16tykyx2jpuww
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Very excited. I'll be at the first preview!

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:19am

Finally, the official cast photo shoot is released to EW. It includes commentary from Marianne Elliot. They all look amazing.

https://ew.com/theater/company-broadway-revival-cast-photos/

This must be the window card and it’s FABULOUS.

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:23am

That must be the window card, and it’s FABULOUS.

Also, “Another Hundred People” has been changed on Broadway to reflect the feeling of being single and trying to find love on dating apps.

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:23am
Super cute
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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:25am

Why does Patti look photoshopped in last minute?

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:31am

I will not buy another theater ticket. I will not buy another theater ticket. I will not---BUT LOOK HOW PRETTTY THE GRAPHICS ARE!!! Look at the cast!!! GAH 

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:56am
The pictures are cute and really like what Elliot’s saying. We see so many updated revivals it shows that feel very forced, but everything I’ve seen/heard of this take on Company feels natural. I wasn’t aware of how they switched the dynamic between Jenny and David until I read this, but hearing of it I now think it’s a very smart idea.The changes reflect modern day but still feel very true to the original source material.
Company is one of those shows that hasn’t aged poorly due to some very strong writing in both the score and libretto, but it can still feel a bit outdated at times. I specifically remember going with a group to see a college production and one person was talking about how it was the most sexist show she’d ever seen in her life. I’m not quite sure how she got to that conclusion, even if you see the show as being sexist, there’s definitely more outdated works concerning gender, but the point still stands that some will think the show doesn’t fit modern times, and it seems like this production has gone out of its way to do so.
For the record, that college production wasn’t exactly good, so maybe the poor performances in it might’ve influenced her thought on the show and emphasized what she saw as sexism. I personally don’t find the show offensive when it comes to gender as the men are equally as flawed as the women.
Anyway, I’ll be interested when this version of the show becomes available to amateurs. I think a lot of people will jump at the chance to do it. I also wonder if some productions will try to combine elements of the original and the new version. As someone who hasn’t seen the new version yet (but I’m seeing it soon) I don’t know if they’ll be able to do that or not, but I guess I’ll find out once I watch this production.
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Posted: 2/21/20 at 11:56am

ljay889 said: "That must be the window card, and it’s FABULOUS.

Also, “Another Hundred People” has been changed on Broadway to reflect thefeeling of being single and trying to find love on dating apps.
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This is quite a significant change, but it is good to hear that they are doing something that might fix the awful staging of that number, which in my opinion was the weakest part. Also, the large company letters look like they are going to fill the stage a lot better than the cheap Company neon sign during songs like "Being Alive" (assuming it is used then). In addition to replacing Craig, it honestly sounds like this revival is improving on the London production. I have high hopes.

In terms of sales, it's hard because sometimes it can be difficult to gauge if telecharge is fully transparent about available seats and in some cases they disguise it. But if it is transparent, it's looking like this show will have a solid start - add some great reviews, positive word of mouth and some Tonys and I think there is a good chance it can make a profit!!

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:04pm

I just saw an ad for a flash sale for $89 tickets on instagram but lost the ad can cannot find it anymore? Am I mistaken? Can anyone confirm the code if this exists? Thanks! 

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:09pm

The code is CMFLASH21 and is valid for performances through 4/12, except Saturdays. It's still working- just tested. 

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:10pm

Thank you! 

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:31pm

I hate to bring down the mood, but is anyone else not really excited for this? I was thrilled to hear of a high-profile revival but then casting got me down. Was not a big fan of Lenk in TBV, and her rendition of Someone Is Waiting really did not work for me.

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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:40pm

That might be a little disappointing if you're not a fan, but I suspect the 'whole is greater than the sum of its parts' - and with so many scenes and songs by the supporting cast (including LuPone) you will probably still have a good time even if you're not a fan of Lenk. 

"Rose in Gypsy was like going through therapy for me. Playing Rose helped me put a lot of emotions to bed. There was so much lacking in Rose and that's why she had to prove herself through her children. [interviewer]In ways that reminded you of your mom?[/interviewer]. Let's just say the role was very interesting for me. That one was the most interesting [I've ever played]" - Bernadette Peters (2018)
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Posted: 2/21/20 at 12:49pm

Pashacar said: "I hate to bring down the mood, but is anyone else not really excited for this? I was thrilled to hear of a high-profile revival but thencasting got me down. Was nota big fan of Lenk in TBV, and her rendition of Someone Is Waiting really did not work for me."

Her full “Someone Is Waiting” from the Works and Process series has not been released. Unless you were in the audience, it doesn’t seem fair to judge it entirely based on short clips. 

Updated On: 2/21/20 at 12:49 PM