Image Entertainment, Inc. has acquired the home entertainment rights to Company In Concert, Stephen Sondheim's iconic tour de force on contemporary relationships, with an all-star cast including Criag Bierko, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Aaron Lazar, Patti LuPone, Jill Paice, Martha Plimpton, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Jim Walton and Chryssie Whitehead. The announcement was made by Image Entertainment's Chief Acquisition Officer, Bill Bromiley.
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that the DVD will be released by the end of the year.
"Stephen Sondheim and the New York Philharmonic are pillars of the performing arts, not only in New York City, but throughout the world," explained Bromiley. "This live presentation with wonderful, and often surprising performances, is a spectacular addition to our library of legendary musical theatre events."
Performed for four sold-out evenings with the superb New York Philharmonic, Company In Concert was filmed for theatrical exhibition in over 500 theatres nationwide. NPR rhapsodized, "Neil Patrick Harris was great, Christina Hendricks was a revelation doing pure light comedy, and Patti LuPone was Patti LuPone for crying out loud." Broadwayworld.com enthuses, "This is Broadway in the 21st century at its best with a cast led by the brightest stars in the Broadway and TV universe on full display for a film audience."
Company In Concert was produced by Ellen Krass Productions. Lonny Price directed the production with Paul Gemignani conducting the New York Philharmonic.
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 300 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 550 programs internationally via sublicense agreements. For many of its titles, the Company has exclusive audio and broadcast rights, as well as digital download rights to approximately 2,600 video programs and approximately 400 audio titles containing more than 5,600 individual tracks. The Company is headquartered in Chatsworth, California. For more information about Image Entertainment, Inc., please go to www.image-entertainment.com.