Thursday, June 16, 2011

COMPANY on the Big Screen

Wow!  We saw the film of the concert of Sondheim's COMPANY with the New York Philharmonic on the big screen last night.   I loved it!   I didn't attend the live concerts back in April - I had actual company and I just wasn't interested enough to spend the big bucks they were asking, based on my previous experience of seeing the revival on Broadway.  However, the film was fantastic and for only $18, it was a steal!    The cast was absolutely fantasic - each one was a comedic and vocal powerhouse.

The amazing cast is Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Craig Bierko, Martha Plimpton, Aaron Lazar, Katie Finneran, Anika Noni Rose, and Chryssie Whitehead. "Company's plot revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends. It's a concept musical composed of short vignettes linked by a celebration for Bobby's 35th birthday."

It's on again tonight, the 19th and the 21st at theatres across the country. A list of theatres and links for purchase is here.

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