Sondheim Working On A Revised Version Of 'company'
Posted 15 October 2013 - 09:59 PM
The biggest changes include Bobby now being a "gay man with commitment issues and multiple boyfriends" - an idea by Tiffany - and the character of Joanne becoming male, who will be played by Alan Cumming in Friday's reading. Bobby will be played by the UK's very own Daniel Evans!
You can read the full article here: http://artsbeat.blog...&seid=auto&_r=0
(Yes, I know the 'C' of 'Company' should be a capital - I believe this is board glitch which takes the ' as a first letter and de-capitalizes whatever follows it!)
Somebody make me come through, I'll always be there, As frightened as you, of Being Alive.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:39 AM
One of my favourite Sondheim shows.
About time it was done again in the UK as a major production.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:46 AM
Last time I saw the Southwark Playhouse production I was engaged, now I'm in a civil partnership it would be fantastic to see this revised version! Fingers crossed it goes well and finds its way to the UK.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:54 AM
The five married couples are male/female but with women playing the male roles including Celia Keenan-Bolger.
I'm fascinated at the prospect of a re-conceived alternate version from Sondheim. And with that director.. If even a handful of the workshop cast made it to full production I would be on a plane asap.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:01 AM
Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, The Phantom of the Opera, Hairspray, Oliver, Billy Elliot, Wicked, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Les Miserables x 3, Sweeney Todd, The Book of Mormon x 4, Once, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse, Jersey Boys, Matilda.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Cats, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, Matthe Bourne's Nutcracker, Legally Blonde, Chicago, Private Peaceful, Lyric Hammersmith/Filter Productions A Midsummer Night's Dream, Russian State Ballet's Swan Lake, Teatro Kismet's The Snow Queen, Teatro Kismet's The Little Mermaid, One Man Two Guvnors, West End Men, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, The Pitman Painters, People, The Rocky Horror Show.
Charlotte's Web, The Borrowers, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Witches, Simply Cinderella, Oliver, West Side Story, Finding Neverland x 3, Piaf, The Hired Man x 2, Sweeney Todd.
Chicago x 2 (Curve), Mojo (West End), The Book of Mormon (West End)
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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:23 AM
Correct. It is bizarre and infuriating. My own personal hate is Rsc in the title because it won't accept capitals throughout.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:42 AM
Maybe bause I never saw Bobby as being gay. A bit of a womaniser and a commitment phobe, yes; but not gay.
Who dare tell the lambs in Spring what fate the later season brings?
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:45 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:54 PM
Especially when coming from the generation that Sondheim represents.
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