In an interview with Florida Weekly, Patti LuPone said she plans to appear in the New York Philharmonic’s forthcoming concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company. As previously announced, Neil Patrick Harris will play confirmed bachelor Bobby in the orchestra's spring mounting of the 1970 tuner, to be conducted by Paul Gemignani and directed by Lonny Price. Company will have four performances at Avery Fisher Hall, April 7-9.
LuPone was interviewed by the Florida paper in support of a January 4 concert appearance at the Naples Philharmonic Center of the Arts. Asked about rumors that she’ll star in a Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, the two-time Tony winner said, “I can’t talk about it now. It’s premature.” LuPone mentioned plans for a vacation after closing night of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, adding, “I’m doing New York City Ballet ‘Seven Deadly Sins,’ but first, Company with the New York Philharmonic."
Though the Philharmonic has not announced additional casting for Company, LuPone would presumably play Joanne, the cynical character who sings “The Little Things You Do Together” in Act One and “The Ladies Who Lunch” in Act Two.