Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Company -- the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical will have a brief tour in the east beginning Sept. 28 at Raleigh, North Carolina's Performing Arts Center. Mark S. Hoebee (Dreamgirls) directs and choreographs.
Sondheim's 1970 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about bachelor Bobby and his wavering desires to get married and stay single, this Company will be the first tour to utilize the revised version of Furth's book from the Roundabout's 1995 Broadway revival. Songs include "Being Alive," "Sorry-Grateful," "Another 100 People," "Getting Married Today" and "The Ladies Who Lunch."
Tom Galantich stars as Bobby. On Broadway, Galantich played Stone, the detective in City of Angels and the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince in Into the Woods.
Also in the cast are David Brummel as Larry, Andrea Burns (Songs for a New World) as Marta, Karen Culp as Jenny, Shauna Hicks (Blood Brothers) as Amy, Michael Licata as David, David Lowenstein as Paul, Dana Lynn Mauro as April, Mark McGrath (Little Me) as Harry, Patricia Ben Peterson (1995's Company) as Susan, Peter Reardon as Peter, Rachael Warren as Kathy, Lynne Wintersteller (I Sent A Letter To My Love) as Sarah and Emily Zacharias (Olympus On My Mind) as Joanne.
Designing Company are John Farrell (sets), Jeffrey S. Koger (lighting) and Thom Heyer (costumes). The complete tour dates follow:
Sept. 28: Raleigh, NC; PAC
Oct. 5-10: Hartford, CT; The Bushnell, (860) 987-5900
Oct. 19-24: Hershey, PA; Hershey Theatre, (717) 534-3405
Oct. 26-27: Lexington, KY; The Opera House
Oct. 29-Nov. 7: Wilmington, DE; The Playhouse, (302) 656-4401
Nov. 9-14: Charlotte, NC; The Blumenthal, (704) 348-5816
Tickets are available by contacting the venue for further information.
-- By Christine Ehren