The biggest change in this new “Company” would be the central character of Bobby. Whereas he has always been a straight man struggling with commitment issues and multiple girlfriends, he has been reconceived by [Tony Award-winning director John Tiffany (“Once”)] as a gay man with commitment issues and multiple boyfriends. And some characters have had gender reversals; the character of Joanne, who sings “The Ladies Who Lunch” and was originally played by Elaine Stritch on Broadway, is being played by the Tony winner Alan Cumming (“Cabaret”) in Mr. Tiffany’s reading of the work at Roundabout this week.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
PAGING ROGER DE BRIS: Stephen Sondheim is revising Company for a possible Broadway production, with some key changes:
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