Stephen Sondheim changes sex of Company’s Bobby

Stephen Sondheim changes sex of Company’s Bobby


norman lebrecht

July 21, 2017

She’s going to be Bobbie, in a scheduled London production.

Rosalie Craig will play the New Yorker on the loose.

Read here.


  • Bruce says:

    Shouldn’t matter too much. Women can be lonely too.

    (clicking the link, it says something about “reversing genders” which answers the question of whether all of “Bobbie’s” flirtations are going to be with men or women)

    • David Nice says:

      The Playbill article effectively answers that: with men. Though it’s stretching credibility somewhat to find a straight male air steward….

      • MWnyc says:

        There are more than a few straight male flight attendants out there, David, and if you haven’t encountered any, then you haven’t been paying attention.

  • Sue says:

    Music is definitely not Stephen Sondheim’s strength, is it?

    • Nick says:

      Spoken by someone who probably knows little of it! I have been to many of Sondheim’s musicals and found most fascinating musically. I was at the first London production of Company (Elaine Stritch was magnificent), enjoyed it and wished I had known the music better before. It has since become one of my favourite of his works.