Company – the revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s landmark American musical under the Direction of two-time Tony Award® winner Marianne Elliott,announced that the new production will now begin performances one month earlier than previously scheduled with preview performances resuming on Monday, November 15 ahead of a Thursday, December 9 opening night at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street).
Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk and two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will be joined by returning Broadway cast members Matt Doyle as Jamie, three-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald as David, two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber as Harry, Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard as Sarah, Terence Archie as Larry, Grammy Award winner Etai Benson as Paul, Nikki Renée Daniels as Jenny, Claybourne Elder as Andy, Greg Hildreth as Peter, Rashidra Scott as Susan, and Bobby Conte Thornton as P.J. The complete cast of Company also includes Kathryn Allison, Britney Coleman, Javier Ignacio, Anisha Nagarajan, Tally Sessions, and Matt Wall. Casting for the role of Theo will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets are available at www.companymusical.com, www.telecharge.com, or by calling 800 447 7400
East to Edinburgh Goes Virtual, at 59E59’s crowd-favorite summer festival. While these productions are not heading across the pond this year, 59E59 created this mini-festival to celebrate the spirit of the Fringe with a diverse offering of shows. Curated by Jessica Hart, 59E59 Associate Curator, View on-demand from July 15 – July 25 via the 59E59 Theaters website. The $20 ($18 for 59E59 Members) festival pass gives one household access to all nine shows. The pass can be purchased via www.59e59.org. Shows:Testament by Tristan Bernays (Via Brooklyn Theatre Co.); 8th Annual Women’s Retreat, created/performed by Magdalene Zinky (the Junkyard); Joann/Jehanne by Katherine Teed-Arthur (Friendly Bear Theatre Co.); Marry, Marry, Quite Contrary (Paper Doll Ensemble); #Charlottesville, written/performed by Priyanka Shetty (Abbey Theater of Dublin); Black Women Dating White Men, by Somebody Jones; Democracy Sucks by Monica Bauer (Good Works Prod.); Do You Speak?, written/directed/produced by Sienna Aczon); Static , created/performed by Daniel Amedee/Conor Kelly O’Brien (Golden Lights).
The Theatre World Awards, Dale Badway, President, in association with Tom D’Angora and Michael D’Angora (directors) are excited to announce the star-studded line-up of this year’s “Theatre World Awards: Special Event Celebrating 75 Years!!” Each year The Theatre World Awards presents 12 awards to outstanding debut performances on and off-Broadway. After a year of no debuts, The Theatre World Awards, the oldest American award for debuts in theatre in New York, will return for a one-night virtual benefit gala honoring Broadway legends André De Shields and Patti LuPone with the 8th Annual John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in The Theatre as well as presenting Audra McDonald with the Dorothy Loudon Special Award for Excellence in Theatre. The star-studded benefit gala will feature performances from past Theatre World Award winners. The special event will be hosted virtually by BroadwayWorld.com on Sunday, July 11th beginning at 7pm.
The Bridge Production Group (Max Hunter, Artistic Director) announces a return to live theatre with an outdoor summer residency at the Brooklyn Navy Yards this August that will include a production of the Tony Award-nominated musical [title of show] packed with Broadway talent Aug. 13,14,15,19 20,21; world premiere short plays by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt) I Am Your Masseuse Aug. 18, 22; a staged reading of a new play A Golden City by Pulitzer Prize-nominee Lyle Kessler (Orphans) Aug 17, and the Picnic Plays, a series of informal readings of new work currently in development. The residency will run August 13-22 outdoors at the Brooklyn Navy Yards (141 Flushing Avenue at Vanderbilt Avenue in Brooklyn. Building 92, enter through Building 77). Tickets ($10-$50) are available for advance purchase at www.bridgeproductiongroup.org. All patrons will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test.
Restart Stages at Lincoln Center, in a BAAND Together Dance Festival, will see five of NY’s most celebrated companies joining forces – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem and New York City Ballet August 17 – 21 at 7 pm. Additional details are available here.
Bedlam is back this fall with a limited engagement and world premiere of Persuasion by Sarah Rose Kearns (adapted from the novel by Jane Austen) and directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin September 11 at 7 pm. Thru Oct. 31. The Connelly Theater, 220 E. 4 St., NYC. Tickets/Info: HERE