Oh, were we ever jealous of the New Yorkers who got to see Company at Lincoln Center back in April. It was a four-night semistaged presentation of Stephen Sondheim’s 1970 musical, meant to highlight the music from the New York Philharmonic. But then the cast came together: Neil Patrick Harris stars as Bobby, the commitment-phobic city dweller who’s celebrating his 35th birthday. His friends are played by theater stars Patti LuPone, Anika Noni Rose, and Martha Plimpton. And…Stephen Colbert. Oh, and Jon Cryer—why not?
The show was such a success that theatre-goers were basically stabbing each other in the streets to get tickets. Fortunately, someone thought to record the extravaganza and show it on movie screens across the country. Dust off your martini glass, it’s time for "The Ladies Who Lunch."
The film of Company screens at Egyptian Theater in Capitol Hill this Wednesday and Thursday, and at Metro Cinemas in the U District on Sunday and next Tuesday. Buy now; tickets will probably go fast, especially considering that NPH had the charm-o-meter up to 11 at Sunday night’s Tony Awards. Did you see him invite straight people to the theater, duel with past host Hugh Jackman, and rap? You really, really should. Start here:
Company hits theaters June 15 for a limited engagement.