Theater: Fabulous

Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.

—Dr. Johnson

If Company had a text, that would be it. This is a musical that one wants to rave about first and talk about later. To say that it is the finest musical of the '69-'70 season would be true, but a little bit like praising a candle flame in a blackout. To place Company in the perspective of exciting excellence that it occupies, one must call it a landmark musical, one of those few shows that enter the permanent lore of the theater by...

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