The 2006-07 revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company will air on PBS (Channel 13) tonight, Feb. 20, at 9 p.m. This Company won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for Best Revival of a Musical. The musical starred the Tony-nominated Raúl Esparza as the confused bachelor Bobby and ended its run at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre July 1, 2007 after 34 previews and 247 performances.
The TV production was directed by Lonny Price, who recently chatted with Playbill.com columnist Michael Buckley here. “When I was a kid, I saw the original Company. My parents called their ticket broker, trying to get me tickets for Applause, which looked glamorous,” Mr. Prince told Playbill. “The broker said, ‘We can’t get those, but Company opened this week, and that’s supposed to be good for kids.’ [Laughs] So, for my 11th birthday, my grandmother, my sister, and I saw Company — which was amazing! It changed my life. The score’s in my bones; it’s sort of DNA to me.”