Patti LuPone in the London revival of “Company.” (Photo: Brinkhoff/Moegenburg)
Previews begin tonight for the highly-anticipated revival of Company, co-starring Tony Award winners Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone. Directed by Marianne Elliott, this production reimagines the lead character, Bobby, as Bobbie, and explores the expectations of career, getting older and coupledom through the eyes of a woman.
Fresh off the sold-out London run, for which she received an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, LuPone returns to Broadway playing the same role of Joanne in the Broadway revival. LuPone breathes new life into this iconic character, putting her unique stamp on the role of the boozy New York City housewife, as though we were seeing the character for the first time.
Passport Magazine caught up with the actress in between the London and New York opening, where she discussed the impact of winning a Tony Award for Evita (not much), appearing on Pose (“honored”) and the use of cell phone in theaters (“I just know I don’t want to have to stop a show.”
Click here for the full interview in Passport Magazine.
Original interview by Richard Nahem; edited by Matthew Wexler.