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Exclusive: Britney Coleman to lead ‘Company’ tour

The actor was part of the revival’s Broadway cast.

Britney Coleman as Bobbie in the 2023 touring production of “Company” (Credit: Courtesy of Bond Theatrical)

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.