Raul Esparza and the cast of Company
(Photo © Sandy Underwood)
Raul Esparza and the cast of Company
(Photo © Sandy Underwood)
2006 Tony Award winner John Doyle's production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company will land at the Barrymore Theatre, with performances expected to begin sometime in November. The show will reunite the 14-member cast of its previous production earlier this year at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, led by Broadway veterans Raul Esparza as Bobby and Barbara Walsh as Joanne.

Company features musical direction and orchestrations by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, set design by David Gallo, costume design by Ann Hould-Ward, and lighting design by Thomas C. Hase. As with Sweeney Todd, for which Doyle won the Tony, the production will have the actor-singers also serve as the show's on-stage orchestra.

While primarily considered a theater for plays, The Barrymore recently played home to the musical Ring of Fire and housed Imaginary Friends, the "play with music" about writers Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy.

The original production of Company, directed by Harold Prince and with musical staging by Michael Bennett, opened on Broadway in 1970 and earned five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. A limited-run Broadway revival of the show was presented by the Roundabout Theatre Company in 1995.