Tune into PBS tonight at 9PM Eastern/Standard time to see the TV broadcast of the recent Broadway revival of Company. The Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical, which was directed by John Doyle, stars Raul Esparza as a confirmed (but questioning) bachelor. If you don’t see Company on your TV schedule tonight, check your local listings to see if your PBS affiliate is airing it on a different night.
A broadcast date has been set for the airing of the recent Broadway revival of the musical Company, which was taped during its run last season. Company will air on PBS as a part of its “Great Performances” series on February 20, 2008. (But be sure to check local listings, because sometimes different affiliates air programs on slightly different dates.)
The Broadway revival of the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical Company closed today, but the production will live on. On June 30, both performances of the show were filmed so that the musical can be aired as a part of the “Great Performances” series on PBS. The air date has not yet been announced.
So far there have been two casualties following the Tony Awards. Oddly enough, the first Broadway show to post its closing notice was Company, which actually won the biggest award that it was up for, Best Revival of a Musical. Usually struggling shows will do their best to stick it out until the Tonys, in the hopes that they’ll win an award and then be able to attract a bigger audience. But apparently that hasn’t worked out for Company. The other show to make such an announcement was August Wilson’s play Radio Golf, which lost the Best Play award to The Coast of Utopia. Both shows will have their last Broadway performance on July 1.