Original Cast Album: Company

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Original Cast Album: Company

Cinema Studies lecture from Jeff Hughes

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 a 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.

Original Cast Album: Company will be accompanied by a lecture from Jeff Hughes, graduate of the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts

Jeff Hughes holds multiple degrees from the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is an award-winning theater writer and has been a working sports columnist for two decades. He is currently working on his first book, Ethel Merman and the Body Bag: The Films of Bob Fosse.

This film is part of the Cinema Studies: Movie Musicals Since 1955 series.



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