Broadway-Bound Patti LuPone on Who Inspires Her!
Broadway-bound Patti LuPone recently chatted with the LA Times about people who have influenced and inspired her throughout her career. On Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, LuPone said: "He's a task master when it comes to pitch and what is considered Broadway singing -- no bending of the note, no swooping. I was in "Company" this year at the New York Philharmonic -- at the after-party, he gave me a note and I wanted to smack him. Well, I didn't want to smack him. But this was two hours after the production closed."
On playwright David Mamet she continued: "We started working together in 1976. I learned more from acting for him than four years at Juilliard. There's a simplicity and paring down, a stripping away of control. I love it when he directs me because it's his material."
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AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin is directed by Mandy Patinkin. Production Design is by David Korins, Lighting Design by Eric Cornwell, Sound Design by Daniel Gerhard, produced by Staci Levine, and AN EVENING WITH Patti LuPone AND Mandy Patinkin is accompanied on piano by Music Director Paul Ford.
Ticket prices range from $71.50 to $136.50. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 12:00am. Tickets available in person at the Barrymore Theatre box office (243 West 47TH Street) beginning Wednesday, October 26. Group sales will be available soon through Broadway Inbound at 212-944-4172 .
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