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GREAT PERFORMANCES: Keeping Company with Sondheim

Patti LuPone and Katrina-Lenk in Broadway’s “Company."
Courtesy of Matthew Murphy
Patti LuPone and Katrina-Lenk in Broadway’s “Company."

Premieres Friday, May 27, 2022 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, May 29 at 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand with the PBS Video App

Filmed over two years, GREAT PERFORMANCES "Keeping Company with Sondheim" takes an exclusive inside look at Tony-winning director Marianne Elliott’s creative process of bringing a reimagined gender-swapped production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s musical “Company” to Broadway during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Featuring rehearsal and performance footage, plus new interviews with Elliott, Sondheim, Katrina Lenk, Patti LuPone and members of the original 1970 cast, the broadcast tells the story of the show’s Broadway debut in a city on the verge of bankruptcy to its reimagination 50 years later as both Broadway and New York City emerge from one of the greatest crises in contemporary history.

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Credits:

A co-production of Sabel Productions, Lone Star Productions and The WNET Group, Directed by Andrew Douglas and produced by David Sabel. Associate producer is Brook Crowley, with Martin Rosenbaum and Adam Low as executive producers. For GREAT PERFORMANCES, Bill O’Donnell is series producer and David Horn is executive producer.

Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone in Broadway’s “Company.”
Courtesy of Matthew Murphy
Christopher Sieber, Jennifer Simard, Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone in Broadway’s “Company.”