Is the Company 2011 Philharmonic DVD still happening?

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Ah, Wynbish, you snuck in there.

I'm pretty confident Raul could take NPH out. His arms were, after all, the TRUE stars of Leap of Faith.

Anyway, Company!
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Updated On: 7/12/12 at 11:26 AM
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Finally! Loved seeing this at the cinema, glad it's finally making its way to DVD. Price's direction of the book scenes is quite wonderful, throughout.

And I know the Doyle Company is loved, but it'll be nice to be able to have a Company I can bear on DVD. I've just never warned to the recent revival, as much as I've tried. Walsh's Joanne is just unbearable, for me. And as much as I adore Raul, I find his Bobby overwrought.
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I loved the Doyle revival, but I do find it hard to rewatch on DVD.

But this production is something I could watch again and again. I loved it in the theatre, I loved seeing it on the big screen. I'm glad it's being preserved- it will undoubtedly be highly regarded in years to come.
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I thought the NY Phil production exceeded the Doyle revival in every way, especially considering how little rehearsal time they had. I wasn't a fan of LuPone's take on The Ladies Who Lunch at the Sondheim birthday concert, but I thought her performance at the NY Phil production was significantly better.
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I'm still in "I'll believe it when I see it" mode, but I so hope this really does happen. I loved this so much in theaters that I saw it twice. Even with all the limits of a concert production, I just feel like this had the heart of "Company" that so many productions can't seem to find.
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Doyle's approach just doesn't work for the book scenes for me. I usually have not been too impressed with Price's direction of these concert musicals, but (and this may sound like an insult, but isn't meant to), it really brought out Furth's script to use a sophisticated sit-com approach to the book scenes--helped by a number of sit-com actors--which I suspect was more like Prince's original version.
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Very excited about this news! Saw the Doyle version and was not blown away. Saw the NPH version at Lincoln Center last year and loved it! Will be great to be able to own it and watch it whenever.
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I loved the John Doyle production more than I may ever love another piece of theater ever again, but I actually echo the sentiment that it'll be nice to have a Company DVD that I enjoy watching, if for different reasons. I've had the PBS DVD since a while before the original airing, but I hardly ever watch it; it just reminds me how much I still miss it, and I cry through the whole thing.

It'll be nice to be able to watch a Company that makes me laugh the way it should. Even if I don't love it nearly as much. Plus, I don't think I was able to fully absorb it only being able to see it once -- I'm looking forward to getting a second, closer look at those performances, because a lot of them were really wonderfully surprising to me.

The irony of it all is that responding to this thread has actually made me want to pop in that '07 DVD.
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Updated On: 7/12/12 at 09:30 PM
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The Doyle DVD always reminds me of sitting front row center with Emcee and having Raul spit on me during "Being Alive".
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That could have just been my projectile tears.
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With the combination of both I should have worn a raincoat.
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You don't want our DNA? Is the Company 2011 Philharmonic DVD still happening?
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Thanks xoffender for the news!!!

I am back to being hopeful!

I loved both the Doyle and the Philharmonic productions for different reasons and I am so glad that I'll get to rewatch the Philharmonic's version again.

Updated On: 7/12/12 at 10:52 PM
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I must have been the only person that didn't like the Philharmonic production. Maybe it was because I saw it at the movies and not live, or it could have just been my distaste for NPH, but it seemed absolutely lifeless and BORING.

I like Doyle's revival on video, but there also seems to be a disconnect. Seems kindof off.
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Finally! Order confirmed.
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Of the countless Roberts I've seen since Larry Kert in 1971, Neil Patrick Harris is the first who I actually believed had that many close friends.

Can anyone really imagine leaving one's children with Dean Jones or Larry Kert? (I'm not suggesting anything perverse, just that neither of them strikes me as the "reliable Bobby" described in the opening number.)

It's an oddity of a show called "Company" that the affable "Bobby" of the lyrics doesn't bear much resemblance to the cool, more distant "Robert" of the book. For me, NPH was the most convincing combination of the two. And so, for the first time, the show actually worked.

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Loved both versions of "Company" for different reasons. Actually saw the original production on Broadway as a teenager and used the soundtrack album as a demo in my former life in the audio industry.

The 07' revival and the Lincoln Center version are different animals, however. I loved Doyle's staging of the 07' revival. I still can't figure out how he finds actors that can sing AND play an instrument, much less go stage on night after night. It's mind-boggling, when you think of it. There really is a disconnect on the DVD. Doyle's staging is intimate, and, yes, I also got spit on by Raul during "Being Alive". You really have to BE there to appreciate the Doyle version of "Company", spitting notwithstanding.

I also loved the concert version, and as it IS a concert version, it translated well to the movie screen. Will pre-order the DVD when I finish writing this post!
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I can't wait for this DVD I wasn't able to see this when it was being shown in movie theaters. Everytime I made plans to go something came up and I couldn't make it. I feel like I've been waiting to see this concert forever.
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The Bobby/Robert disconnect is one that is as much generational as textual.

Thirty-five was a decided step into middle age (to some, even the middle of middle age) in the early Seventies, and Bobby's story could be easily described as a minor midlife crisis. Dean Jones and Larry Kert both look and sound decidedly more like "men of a certain age" coming to terms with the meaning of being a "grown man" than like cool, perpetually young charmers who are finally forced to realize once and for all that they're adults, which is the take I got from NPH, John Barrowman, and a number of other Bobbies.

Raul Esparza, due to the booze-soaked moodiness of his production, seemed to have a slightly different arc- rather than just dealing with the implications of age and bachelorhood, it was as if he had to embrace reality, not the constant party/bender he seemed to be implied to be on.
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I think that's a good point--and one that further makes the attempts to update the show into the current age not (IMHO) work at all.
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"It's an oddity of a show called "Company" that the affable "Bobby" of the lyrics doesn't bear much resemblance to the cool, more distant "Robert" of the book"

It's not an oddity. It's a weakness.