Stephen Sondheim's Company - In Concert with the New York Philharmonic DVD. Color, Widescreen, Dolby. 145 minutes, Region 1. Featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Craig Bierko, and Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Lonny Price.
The New York Philarmonic's concert production of Stephen Sondheim's Company was performed and filmed in hi-definition on April 7-9, 2011, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. The critically acclaimed concert featured an all-star cast led by the Emmy Awarding-winning Neil Patrick Harris and Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone.
Popular standouts in the score include "Being Alive," "The Ladies Who Lunch," "Another Hundred People," "You Could Drive A Person Crazy" and the title song.
Set firmly in, and often about, New York, COMPANY follows five married, once married, or soon to be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35 year old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Bobby's eyes, so that we see the less than ideal aspects of commitment. However, it is obvious to the audience that the committed are happy. Eventually, Bobby learns that while relationships aren't perfect, they are a necessary part of "Being Alive."
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