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The show, which was previewing when Broadway closed in 2020, officially opened Dec. 9. “This group feels really tight because we survived this ‘trauma’ together,” Hildreth explained. “A lot of times I forget that we’ve only been open for a month because we also feel like we’ve been rehearsing the show for three years. It’s really a two-way experience. It’s very new and we have also feel like the old gang is back together. It’s weird and beautiful.
“[The best part of this experience] is embarrassment of riches to walk into this building with this group of people…” Scott added. “But also, how special it is to do a show about New York, New York, with all this we’ve been through and all that we continue to go through…and knowing that everything we give may change, but be honest and real to the show.”
Company, the musical masterpiece about finding love and cocktails in the Big Apple is turned upside down in Elliott’s revealing staging, in which musical theatre’s most iconic bachelor goes single . At Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, all her friends are wondering why she’s not married? Why can’t she find the right man? And why can’t she settle down and start a family? This clever musical, revamped for modern Manhattan, features some of Sondheim’s most beloved songs, including “Company,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy,” “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Side by Side,” and the iconic “Being Alive”.
Watch below as the duo talk more about the joy of being back on Broadway and more!