The Tony Award winning revival of Company is to close on Broadway; it will play its final Broadway performance at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Sunday 31 July 2022.
In a surprise announcement today, Producer Chris Harper said, “It remains the honor of a lifetime to bring Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s masterpiece to Broadway in Marianne Elliott’s Tony Award-winning reimagined production. It is a testament to the dedication of everyone who works on the production that we have withstood all the challenges that Broadway has faced over the last two years to share this show with our amazing audiences.
“We have six more weeks of performances to celebrate our astonishing cast, orchestra, and crew at the Jacobs Theatre and we are delighted to be planning a touring production to bring Company to audiences across North America soon.”
Marianne Elliott’s acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company won five Tony Awards at this year’s 75th awards ceremony including Best Musical Revival, Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Broadway legend Patti Lupone, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Matt Doyle, Best Set Design for Bunny Christie and Best Director for Marianne Elliott.
Elliott’s win for Best Director made her the most honoured female director in Broadway history having now won for War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and now Company. Her West End production of Death of a Salesman starring Wendel Pierce is due to transfer to Broadway in 2023 and might just get bag her a fourth win for directing. Marianne’s 2018 revival of Angels in America won the Tony Award for Best revival.
Marianne Elliott’s Broadway revival of Company will have played 300 performances including 32 previews when it concludes on 31 July. Despite winning the most awards for a musical at this year’s Tony’s, the show failed to get a significant bump in ticket sales that other shows like MJ The Musical or A Strange Loop received. Last week’s box office saw Company fill 77% of available seats, with MJ The Musical filling 99% and A Strange Loop filling 99.8% of available seats. Broadway has seen a string of closure announcements in the last few weeks including Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away and Tina – The Tina Turner Musical, which shows how difficult it is to keep a show on Broadway.