LuPone & Patinkin Reunite in 8 Philadelphia Concerts
Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin perform "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin," a theatrical staged concert at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia for 8 performances only from October 23-29.
This is LuPone and Patinkin's first time on stage together since their Tony Award winning performances in Evita!
The show is choreographed by Ann Reinking (Chicago, Fosse), and the musical director is Paul Ford, Patinkin's longtime collaborator. The costume designer is Ann Hould-Ward (Beauty and the Beast, Company, Sunday in the Park with George), the lighting designer is Eric Cornwell (Mamaloshen, Celebrating Sondheim), and the sound designer is Otts Munderloh (Dreamgirls, Jerome Robbins' Broadway).
Tickets for "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" are priced at $60 - $75. Performances are Tuesday October 23 at 7PM, Wednesday October 24 at 7PM, Thursday October 25 and Friday October 26 at 8PM, Saturday October 27 at 2PM & 8PM, Sunday October 28 at 3PM, and Monday October 29 at 7PM. Tickets are currently on sale and are available by calling UpStages on 215-569-9700 or by going online to www.princemusictheater.org.
Patti LuPone most recently starred as Rose in a critically acclaimed revival of Gypsy, directed by Arthur Laurents at New York's City Center. She starred in City Center Encores!' Pal Joey and Can Can. Her most recent NY stage appearances include the hit revival of Sweeney Todd, Passion for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, the NY Philharmonic's productions of Candide and Sweeney Todd, the Broadway productions of Noises Off, The Old Neighhorbood and Master Class, her own concerts "Matters of the Heart" (which she performed at the Prince Music Theatre in 2000), "Patti LuPone on Broadway" and three sold out concerts at Carnegie Hall. Outside of New York, she made her debut with the LA Opera in a new production of Mahagonny and appeared in Jake Heggie's new opera To Hell and Back last season. She also previously starred in the title role of Marc Blitzstein's Regina at the Kennedy Center. Her recent TV credits include guest starring roles on "Ugly Betty", "Will & Grace" (as herself), and PBS' Emmy Award winning telecasts of Passion and Sweeney Todd. www.pattilupone.net
Mady Patinkin made his 1980 Broadway debut, and won the Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and then was nominated in 1984 for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George. In 1991 he returned to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden and in 1997 played a sold-out engagement of his one-man concert, "Mandy Patinkin in Concert." Other stage credits include The Wild Party, Falsettos, The Winter's Tale, The Knife, Leave It to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Women, Hamlet, Trelawney of the 'Wells', The Shadow Box, The Split, Savages, and Henry IV, Part I. Feature film credits include The Choking Man, Pinero, Elmo In Grouchland, Men with Guns, The Princess Bride, Yentl, The Music of Chance, Daniel, Ragtime, Impromptu, The Doctor, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, The House on Carroll Street, True Colors, Maxie, and Squanto: Indian Warrior. He won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series "Chicago Hope," recently starred in the CBS series "Criminal Minds: as FBI profiler Jason Gideon and the Showtime Original Series "Dead Like Me." www.mandypatinkin.org.