The North American tour of “Company” will star Britney Coleman as Bobbie. The previously announced tour of the Tony Award-winning revival, featuring Tony-winning direction by Marianne Elliott, will launch at the Fisher Theater in Detroit on Oct. 17.
Coleman was a member of the cast of the 2022 Broadway revival, in which she understudied the roles of Bobbie and Jenny. Coleman’s additional Main Stem credits include “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “Tootsie.”
“I am thrilled to be many people’s first woman of color leading a Sondheim show at this scale across America,” Coleman said in the video below. “I don’t take that for granted one bit.”
“Company” features a book by George Furth and a score by Stephen Sondheim. Elliott’s version follows Bobbie, a woman wrestling with the idea of marriage — by exploring those of her dearest friends — on the occasion of her 35th birthday.
The North American tour of “Company” is being produced by Elliott & Harper Productions, Work Light Productions and Catherine Schreiber.