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A Splendid, Timeless Piece

Theater: ‘Company’
Paul Schaefer, Aaron Tveit and Lauren Marcus in “Company.” Photo by Daniel Rader

‘Company” is a difficult musical to like, much less love as I do. There is no traditional story or plot, and George Furth’s script is a rickety, skeletal structure on which hang Stephen Sondheim’s 14 wonderfully observant, wise songs. It was the first show for which he wrote both lyrics and music, the show that made his reputation and pointed musical theater in an entirely new direction.

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