Bye Bye Bobby: Company to Close on July 1
In addition to picking up this year's Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, Company also earned Outstanding Revival of a Musical honors from the Drama Desk, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Drama League. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, the show is a portrait of five married couples as seen through the eyes of their mutual friend Robert, a bachelor who's evaluating the pros and cons of wedded life.
Directed by 2006 Tony Award winner John Doyle, the production stars Raúl Esparza, Barbara Walsh, Keith Buterbaugh, Matt Castle, Robert Cunningham, Angel Desai, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Kristin Huffman, Amy Justman, Heather Laws, Leenya Rideout, Fred Rose, Bruce Sabath, and Elizabeth Stanley. 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.
In his review for TheaterMania, Michael Portantiere wrote: "Many thanks to Doyle for again proving it's possible to present a classic show in a bold, new way that doesn't violate the spirit of the work as originally conceived."