As first reported by Playbill.com July 11, girector Lonny Price, who staged the April 7-9, 2011, concerts at Avery Fisher Hall, revealed to Playbill.com that a November release was expected. It has now been confirmed that the DVD and Blu-ray will arrive in stores Nov. 13.
The concerts at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center featured Emmy winner Harris ("How I Met Your Mother," Assassins) as Bobby, with Tony and Olivier Award winner LuPone (Gypsy, Evita, Master Class) as Joanne. LuPone's performance of "Ladies Who Lunch" was a stand-out in the concerts and the film, which was screened in cinemas in June 2011.
The cast also featured Martha Plimpton (as Sarah), Tony winner Anika Noni Rose (as Marta), Stephen Colbert (Harry), Jim Walton (as Larry), Jon Cryer (as David), Craig Bierko (as Peter), two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran (as Amy), Christina Hendricks (as April), Aaron Lazar (as Paul), Jill Paice (as Susan), Jennifer Laura Thompson (as Jenny) and Chryssie Whitehead (as Kathy).
Company has a Tony Award-winning score by Stephen Sondheim and a Tony-winning book by George Furth. Paul Gemignani conducted the Philharmonic, which played Jonathan Tunick's original orchestrations. Price's Philharmonic staging of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Leonard Bernstein's Candide are both available on DVD for home viewing.
Popular standouts in the score include "Being Alive," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Another Hundred People," "You Could Drive A Person Crazy" and the title song.
Here's how the Philharmonic billed the concert: "Five married, once-married, and soon-to-be-married couples and their mutual friend, Robert (Mr. Harris), a bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Robert's eyes."
View highlights from the film: