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Photo (l.r.):D.A. Pennebaker, Alex Buono, Alex Brightman & Richard Kind

Pure Nonfiction Hosted a Special Screening & Panel Discussion of 1970 Classic "Original Cast Album : Company ", Celebrating the Return of  IFC's Documentary Now !" for its 52nd Season in New York City…!

NEW YORK,NY(SMIWIRE,02.19.19)-The two-times IFC's Emmy Award® nominated comedy series, Documentary Now !, hosted a special screening of the 1970 classic " Original Cast Album: Company " this evening, combined with the viewing of its new half-hour homage " Original Cast Album": Co-op.", and cast panel discussion, celebrating the upcoming premiere of its 52nd season with members of the Original Broadway cast in attendance at the Pure Nonfiction IFC Center in West-Village Manhattan.

 

“Documentary Now!” Season 52 Synopsis

Known for lovingly paying homage to the world of documentaries, Season 52 of IFC’s “Documentary Now!” is set to premiere this February with seven all-new episodes. Each episode, hosted by Dame Helen Mirren, takes viewers back in time to honor groundbreaking documentaries. This season’s all-star line-up of guest stars includes Cate Blanchett, Michael Keaton, Owen Wilson, Michael C. Hall, John Mulaney, Taran Killam, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Bobby Moynihan, Natasha Lyonne and many more. Co-created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas, the two-time Emmy®-nominated “Documentary Now!” is produced by Broadway Video. In addition to Armisen, Hader, Meyers, and Thomas, “Documentary Now!” is also executive produced by Alex Buono, Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer. Thomas and Buono serve as the show’s directors.

 

"Original Cast Album: Co-op" episode is inspired by Original Cast Album: Company, the 1970 D.A. Pennebaker documentary that follows the strenuous overnight cast recording of Stephen Sondheim’s hit musical. The episode follows producers Benedict Juniper (Killam, Saturday Night Live), Simon Sawyer (Mulaney, Big Mouth) and Howard Pine (James Urbaniak, Difficult People) overseeing the recording for the cast album of the musical Co-op. The star-studded cast of Co-op includes Kenny (Alex Brightman, Broadway’s School of Rock), Larry (Richard Kind, Red Oaks), Patty (Paula Pell, A.P. Bio), and Dee Dee (Goldsberry, Broadway’s Hamilton). “Original Cast Album: Co-op” is written by Mulaney and Meyers and directed by Buono.

Documentary Now!" cast members and producers that attended the special screening were:

 “Documentary Now!” cast members and producers, including:

·         ALEX BRIGHTMAN – Star

·         ALEX BUONO – Executive Producer and Director

·         RICHARD KIND – Star 

·         JOHN MULANEY – Consulting Producer, Writer and Star

          ELI BOLIM (Composer of Doc Now)

          MIKE PETTRY (Orchestrator, Doc Now )

Plus:

  •          D.A. PENNEBAKER – Director of Original Cast Album: Company (1970)

  •          Members of the Original Broadway Cast

  •          Teri Ralston, Donna McKechnie, Dona Vaughn,  Cathy Corkill & Marilyn Saunders

About “Original Cast Album: Company”

The 1970 classic Original Cast Album: Company documents inside the studio recording of the album for the Stephen Sondheim musical Company. The film has become a Broadway cult classic for capturing the pressure cooker environment that culminates with Elaine Stritch undergoing multiple retakes of the song “The Ladies Who Lunch.”