Jim Stanek, Judy Blazer, Benjamin Howes, Nancy Anderson and More Will Star in Pittsburgh Public's Company
By Michael Gioia
Pittsburgh Public Theater will present the Tony Award-winning musical Company, directed and choreographed by Ted Pappas, beginning Jan. 23, prior to an official opening Jan. 31.
With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company will run through Feb. 23 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.
Jim Stanek (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Rivals, Little Women, Lestat, The Story of My Life) will play Bobby with a cast that also features Benjamin Howes, Nancy Anderson, Paul Binotto, Elizabeth Broadhurst, Daina Michelle Griffith, Daniel Krell, Billy Hepfinger, Courtney Balan, Darren Eliker, Judy Blazer, Lee Harrington, Lara Hayhurst and Hannah Beth Shankman.
Company, according to PPT, "evokes the excitement of Manhattan where eligible bachelor, Robert, is surrounded by five married couples and three single women."
Leading an 11-member orchestra, F. Wade Russo is music director of Company, which includes such songs as "Another Hundred People," "Side by Side by Side," "Barcelona," "The Ladies Who Lunch" and "Being Alive."
The design team for Company includes James Noone (scenic), Martha Bromelmeier (costumes), Phil Monat (lighting), Zach Moore (sound), and Larry Shea (projections), Randy Kovitz (fight director), Carol Schuberg (associate choreographer), Ruth E. Kramer (production stage manager) and Fredric H. Orner (assistant stage manager).
For more information and tickets, call (412) 316-1600 or visit PPT.org.
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