In the past few years, the 99-seat Colony Studio Theatre has wowed Los Angeles audiences with productions of musicals, including last year's Ovation award-winning "Best Musical" City of Angels. This year, the Studio hosts the West Coast premiere of Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together.
Starting previews Jan. 16, the revue of classic songs from Sondheim musicals takes place in an elegant Manhattan apartment, where a couple, who's marriage seems to be deteriorating, host an all-night dinner party. The show opens Jan. 24 and run through April 13.
Originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh at the Old Fire station in Oxford, England, where Putting it Together starred Diana Rigg, the review later opened at Manhattan Theatre Club, starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Durang, and Rachel York.
The Los Angeles cast includes James Matthew Campbell, Doug Carfrae, Michelle Duffy, Todd Nielsen and Barbara Passolt. Four appeared in Colony's City of Angels, whereas Carfrae makes his Colony debut. Carfrae won two Drama-Logue Awards and appeared on Broadway in George Abbot's revival of Pajama Game.