Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’ To Get Gay Revision

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One of Stephen Sondheim’s most beloved Broadway musicals is about to get a gay makeover.

The New York Times reports that a new production of “Company,” which nabbed six Tonys when it premiered in 1970, is being developed by the Roundabout Theater Company. Director John Tiffany, who helmed Broadway’s “Once” as well as the current production of “The Glass Menagerie” starring Zachary Quinto, is said to be re-conceiving Bobby, the show’s protagonist, as a gay man struggling with commitment issues.

“It’s still a musical about commitment, but marriage is seen as something very different in 2013 than it was in 1970,” Sondheim told the Times’ Patrick Healy. “We don’t deal with gay marriage as such, but this version lets us explore the issues of commitment in a fresh way.”

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