Original Cast Album: "Company" (1970)

Review: Original Cast Album: "Company" (1970)

Director: D. A. Pennebaker

Cast: Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Elaine Stritch, Dean Jones, Pamela Myers,

Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
Hal Prince
Hal Prince
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
Dean Jones
Dean Jones
Pamela Myers
Pamela Myers

Plot: Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. Pennebaker, the now-legendary documentarian, filmed the production of the original cast recording, the back and forth between Sondheim and the performers, and the dynamic of trying to record live performance. The film climaxes with Elaine Stritch's performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch". The show won 6 Tony Awards including "Best Musical" and ran for two years on Broadway. A plan to make a series of "Original Cast Album" films never materialized.

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D.A. Pennebaker&#8217;s <i>Original Cast Album: &#8220;Company&#8221;</i> (1970): <br>Criterion Blu-ray review

D.A. Pennebaker’s Original Cast Album: “Company” (1970): Criterion Blu-ray review

Criterion’s new Blu-ray of D.A. Pennebaker’s Original Cast Album: “Company” (1970) is a fascinating glimpse of the intense physical and mental labour which goes into the process of artistic creation, closely observing the […]

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