It’s been confirmed that a cast recording of Marianne Elliott’s new production of COMPANY is to be released. The recording, rumoured to be supervised by composer Stephen Sondheim, is to be recorded in London this weekend.
As first reported by the Daily Mail, the new recording will feature the current West End cast. Elliott’s new production is the first to change the gender of the main character from Bobby, to Bobbie, played by Rosalie Craig.
It’s also been revealed that the production company, Elliot & Harper, will film the recording sessions for use in a new documentary about the making of this production. The release date for the new recording is still to be revealed.
The cast is lead by Rosalie Craig as Bobbie. She is joined by Patti LuPone as Joanne, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, as Alex Gaumond as Paul, Daisy Maywood as Susan, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Richard Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Jennifer Saayeng as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry.
The new production has opened to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. COMPANY was a big winner at this week’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards, picking up trophies for Best Director and Best Performance in a Musical.
The revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furst’s 1970 musical opened at London’s Gielgud Theatre last month. The production features direction from Marianne Elliott, design by Bunny Christie, choreography by Liam Steel, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Ian Dickinson and orchestrations by David Cullen.
COMPANY is currently booking at the Gielgud Theatre until 30th March.