Marianne Elliott’s gender-swapped production of Company has confirmed a Broadway transfer.
Patti LuPone will reprise her role as Joanne, however Rosalie Craig will not return to the show as Bobbie when it transfers to New York next year.
She will be replaced by Katrina Lenk, who won a Tony award last year for The Band’s Visit.
No further casting has yet been confirmed.
Elliott’s production, which won four Olivier awards this year for its West End run, will open at the Bernard B Jacobs Theater on March 22, the night of composer Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday.
It will be the first musical Elliott has directed on Broadway, despite directing Tony award-winning plays including War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Angels in America.
Speaking to the New York Times, Elliott said the show would feature an American cast, adding: “There’s no way we’re just going to reproduce what we did in London – hopefully we’ve learned what we can make better, and now we get a chance to do that.”
It will once again be produced by Elliott and Harper, and will preview in New York from March 2.
Earlier this year, LuPone cast doubt on whether she would perform in any more musicals, except for if Company transferred to Broadway.
She told The Stage: “Musicals are very hard. You start out exhausted. On your opening night you’re exhausted because you rehearsed, in previews you’re still rehearsing, and by the time you open, you’re barely standing up and then you’re facing a long run. I’ve done 11 or 12 musicals and I feel like I’m about done.”