Writers Theatre, under the leadership ofArtistic Director Michael Halberstam andExecutive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown.Company features original orchestrations byJonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week,through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.
The cast of Company includes Thom Miller(Robert), Bernard Balbot (Paul), Jess Godwin(April), Allison Hendrix (Amy), James Earl Jones II (Harry), PatRick Martin (David), Christine Mild (Marta), Chelsea Morgan(Kathy), Lia Mortensen (Joanne, throughJuly 31), Blair Robertson (Jenny), Alexis J. Rogers (Sarah), Gabriel Ruiz (Peter), Patrick Sarb (Larry) and Tiffany Scott (Susan).
The role of Joanne will be played by Hollis Resnik beginning August 2, 2016.
The designers are Todd Rosenthal (Scenic Designer), Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer), Jesse Klug (Lighting Designer) and Josh Horvath (Sound Designer). The Production Stage Manager is David Castellanos and the CFM Contractor is Nick Moran.
It's Bobby's 35th birthday and he's still single, trying to find a way to have a serious relationship without a serious commitment. But as his friends-all couples at different stages in their marriages-impose their unique perspectives of relationship function and dysfunction on him, Bobby is forced to consider relaxing his determined grip on bachelorhood as he begins to explore one of life's greatest questions-what does it mean to be alive?
Winner of seven Tony Awards, Company is a witty, sophisticated and deeply honest look at contemporary relationships. Featuring some of Sondheim's best-known songs, including "Side by Side by Side," "Marry Me a Little," and "Being Alive," Company is considered a true masterpiece by one of the finest composers of our time.
Directed by William Brown, who previously helmed WT's hit production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music, Company continues the Theatre's tradition of breathing fresh life into great American musicals.
For 25 years, Writers Theatre has captivated Chicagoland audiences with inventive interpretations of classic work, a bold approach to Contemporary Theatre and a dedication to creating the most intimate theatrical experience possible.
Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers Theatre has grown to become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence, being called the top regional theatre in the nation by The Wall Street Journal. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of more than 60,000 patrons each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry-providing the finest interpretations of both classic and Contemporary Theatre in its two intensely intimate venues.
In February 2016, Writers Theatre opened a new, state-of-the-art facility. This established the company's first permanent home-a new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatre's neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.
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