Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Anika Noni Rose: “Another Hundred People”

Anika Noni Rose (Marta) performs “Another Hundred People” in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Jill Paice (Susan) has just told Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby), “I think there’s a time to come to New York, and a time to leave.” The song about the throngs of people coming and going in New York City, and the connections between […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Plimpton and Colbert Karate Fight

Stephen Colbert (Harry) and Martha Plimpton (Sarah) play a married couple in Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.” Their demonstration of karate moves becomes comically competitive as a concerned Neil Patrick Harris (Bobby) looks on. Patti LuPone (Joanne) adds commentary to their physical struggle, singing, “The Little Things You Do Together.” Watch the Karate Fight in “Company” This […]

Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” with the New York Philharmonic

Opening Song, “Company”

In the opening song, “Company,” Bobby (Neil Patrick Harris) is the object of attention of his five sets of married friends, plus three women in his life. The all-star cast shares the stage with the New York Philharmonic. Watch the Opening Song, “Company” This New York Philharmonic gala concert production of “Company” is directed by […]

Organizers for Students

The following link will pop up a new window. The new window will contain a Student Organizer or Activity sheet for you to print out. Anticipation Guide Gathering Points of View


Grades: 9-12 Overview: “COMPANY” centers on the life of Bobby, a confirmed bachelor who is celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends, who happen to be five couples. The musical examines marriage and relationships and the reasons people come together, divorce, and stay together. The culminating scene shows Bobby’s transformation from an unattached […]

Procedures for Teachers

INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: Time Allotment: 30 minutes 1. Distribute the Anticipation Guide and review the directions. Provide the students with five to seven minutes to complete the activity. 2. Facilitate a class discussion using the statements from the Anticipation Guide. Explain that the musical’s focus is on the relationships between men and women and the stereotypes, […]