Music: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: George Furth
Opened: April 26, 1970
At: Alvin Theatre

  • Dean Jones
  • Elaine Stritch

Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Lyrics
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Hal Prince)

Drama Desk Awards

  • Outstanding Book
  • Outstanding Lyrics
  • Outstanding Music
  • Outstanding Set Design
  • Oustanding Direction

Other Awards

  • Theatre World Award (Susan Browning)

Company is a production, and this is a general overview of that production.


Company is a musical comedy which focuses around its protagonist, Bobby, and his married friends. Company, despite its humour and light-heartedness, also exposes several issues regarding marriage and relationships (all centered around Bobby, who is single), which add a layer of drama to the story. The show forgoes a typical plot, rather focusing on a series of vignettes of Bobby witnessing the various stages of marriage through his friends.

"Being Alive", the dramatic monologue sung by the protagonist at the climax of the story has become a renowned anthem in musical theater.

Act I[]

This is a summary of act I.

  • Opening/Company
  • The Little Things You Do Together
  • Sorry - Grateful
  • You Could Drive A Person Crazy
  • Have I Got A Girl For You*
  • Someone Is Waiting
  • Another Hundred People
  • Getting Married Today
  • Marry Me A Little

Act II[]

This is a summary of act II.

  • Entr'ance
  • Side by Side by Side/What Would We Do Without You?**
  • Poor Baby
  • Tick-Tock***
  • Barcelona
  • The Ladies Who Lunch
  • Being Alive
  • Finale****

*The song is called "Have I Got A Guy For You" in the 2018 and 2021 revivals as both versions are gender-swapped.

**The 2006 broadwat revivals regards the songs as two seperate tracks, whilst the 2018 & 2021 revivals treat them as a singular track (under "Side by Side by Side").

***The 2006 version does not feature this track.

****This track is only including in the original broadway production. Subsequent productions treat "Being Alive" as the show's final song.


1970 Original Broadway Cast[]

Robert: Dean Jones
Joanne: Elaine Stritch
Sarah: Barbara Barrie
Larry: Charles Braswell
David: George Coe
Peter: John Cunningham
Paul: Steve Elmore
Amy: Beth Howland
Harry: Charles Kimbrough
Susan: Merle Louise
Jenny: Teri Ralston
Marta: Pamela Myers
Kathy: Donna McKechnie
April: Susan Browning

2006 Broadway Revival[]

In the 2006 revival, directed by John Doyle, the the cast also functioned as part of the orchestra, with each cast member playing one or more instruments as well as singing and acting. Doyle used a similar technique in the 2005 revival of Sweeney Todd.

Notable cast members from this production are Raúl Esparza as Robert and Barbara Walsh as Joanne.

Song List[]

  • Company ~Ensemble
  • The Little Things You Do Together ~Joanne/Ensemble
  • Sorry-Grateful ~Harry/Robert
  • You Could Drive a Person Crazy
  • Have I Got a Girl for You
  • Someone is Waiting ~Robert
  • Another Hundred People
  • Getting Married Today ~Paul/Amy
  • Marry Me a Little ~Robert
  • Side by Side by Side (What Would We Do Without You?) ~Robert/Ensemble
  • Poor Baby
  • Tick Tock
  • Barcelona ~April/Robert
  • The Ladies Who Lunch ~Joanne
  • Being Alive ~Robert

Character List[]








  • The recent production showed Robert as a girl named Bobby, this marked the first time the show changed the main character's gender.