Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's a musical. It's a movie. It's Sondheim's Company

Television meets Broadway meets Lincoln Center for a special four-performance only screening of Steven Sondheim's 1970 hit musical about matrimony. "Company" comes to the big screen with some of the Movie Slut's fave television personalities. Steven Colbert, as in Comedy Central's "Report;" Christina Hendricks, Joan in "Mad Men;" Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men;" and Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother," join forces with Broadway's Patti LuPone, Martha Plimpton and others, to give movie audiences their money's worth and then some.
The adorable, if not deep, show paints a less than sterling picture of marriage. But, hey, it was pre-P.C. 1970 and people were more honest back then.
The songs (accompanied by the New York Philharmonic), are brilliant, if not memorable, and the acting is a treat.
But hurry, only two more nights to see this gem: June 19 and 21.
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