"American Idol" Finalist to Star as Bobby in Sondheim's Company

News   "American Idol" Finalist to Star as Bobby in Sondheim's Company
 
Justin Guarini, the "American Idol" finalist who has been building a Broadway career, will return to Bucks County Playhouse as perennial bachelor Bobby in Company, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's rumination on marriage, which will be presented May 29-June 21.

Justin Guarini
Justin Guarini

Guarini, who is spending this weekend in the Encores! revival of Paint Your Wagon, has appeared on Broadway in Wicked, American Idiot and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.

Bucks County Playhouse artistic associates Hunter Foster and Lorin Latarro will serve as director and choreographer, respectively, of Company. The creative team also includes scenic designer Jason Sherwood, costume designer Jennifer Caprio and lighting designer Jake DeGroot.

“Justin immediately came to mind as soon as we entertained the idea of bringing Company to stage at BCP," said producing director Alexander Fraser. “We are thrilled to have Justin back home at the Playhouse, in a role that is a perfect fit for his extraordinary talent," added executive producer Robyn Goodman.

With music and lyrics by Sondheim, and a book by Furth, Company is described thus: "It's Robert's 35th birthday, and his friends want him to settle down. During a hilarious array of interactions over dinner, drink and even a wedding, 'those good and crazy people, my married friends,' finally make Robert understand that being alone isn't really being alive."

Tickets to Bucks County Playhouse productions start at $29 and can be purchased by calling (215) 863-2121 or online at bcptheater.org.

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