Sunday, May 24, 2020

Original Cast Album: Company Documentary To Air Next Month

One of my favorite shows of all time is Company. In fact, the new Broadway revival, was the last show that I saw prior to the shutdown. And while I wasn't born until years after the original production, it was for me, and many others, their first exposure to the show. However, it wasn't until around the 2007 revival, that I first became aware of the celebrated D.A. Pennebaker documentary, which focused on the shows recording of it's cast album.

Even though I have yet to see the entire film, I have seen a few of the numbers, including "You Could Drive A Person Crazy", "Getting Married Today", "Barcelona", and "Being Alive". Of course the highlight of the film, was the recording of "Ladies Who Lunch", by the incomparable legend Elaine Stritch. Now while her rendition of this classic song is a highlight of the film, the scenes leading up to it, well they need to be seen to believe. Which brings me to today's blog.

On June 15, the documentary will live stream on the Criterion Channel. It was also announced, that the stars and creative team of the recent Documentary Now! parody of the film, will be interviewed as part of the telecast. Scheduled to appear are stars John Mulaney, Seth Myers, Richard Kind, Paula Pell, Alex Brightman, and Renee Elise Goldsberry, as well as director Alex Buono, and composer Eli Bolin. Well, I know where I will be on June 15. How about you? Stay safe everyone and don't forget to look out for each other. Until next time theatre fans.

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