Tony and Emmy Award-Winner Mandy Patinkin Returns to Scottsdale, 2/1-2

Tony and Emmy Award-Winner Mandy Patinkin Returns to Scottsdale, 2/1-2

Broadway's master song man, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theater concert to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts tonight and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are available for $59, $69 or $89 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587).

Tony and Emmy Award winner Mandy Patinkin has an extensive list of theater credits that include Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theater. He won a Tony Award for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and was again nominated in 1984 for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning Stephen Sondheim musical Sunday in the Park with George.

Patinkin won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series Chicago Hope, and recently starred in the CBS series Criminal Minds as FBI profiler Jason Gideon and in the Showtime Original Series Dead Like Me as the reaper Rube Sofer. He recently earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as CIA Division Chief Saul Berenson in the Emmy Award-winning Showtime Original Series Homeland. His feature film credits include The Princess Bride, Yentl, Ragtime, Alien Nation and Dick Tracy, among many others.

Patinkin's live performances have received wide critical acclaim. Clive Barnes of the New York Post called Patinkin "the greatest entertainer on Broadway today - period."

Patinkin began his concert career in 1989 at Joseph Papp's Public Theater. This coincided with the release of his first solo album entitled Mandy Patinkin. Since then he has toured extensively, appearing to sold-out audiences across the United States, Canada and Australia, as well as in London, performing songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Randy Newman and Harry Chapin, among others.

Paul Ford was the original pianist for the Broadway productions of Sondheim's Passion, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, the Off-Broadway production of Assassins, and, most recently, the revival of Pacific Overtures and the Tony award-winning revival of Assassins. He accompanied Patinkin in Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual at The Public Theater and on Broadway and continues to work with him on all of his recordings, as well as national and international tours.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale, four blocks south of Indian School Road and three blocks east of Scottsdale Road. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue. Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers performance accommodations to enhance audience members' experience, including: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation or live audio description with two weeks advance notice. Assistive-listening devices and wheelchair seating are always available. Visit www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or contact the Patron Services Box Office at (480) 499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: (480) 874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when ordering tickets.

Attend with family and friends, or bring a group from your business, civic or religious organization. Save $4 per ticket and at least $15 in facility fees when purchasing 10 or more tickets to the same event in one order. Call 480-499-TKTS (8587) for more information and to order tickets. The group organizer also will receive two free tickets ($83 value) to see any one Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel performance.

One of the premier performing-arts halls in the western United States, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts showcases a diverse season of dance, jazz, classical and world music, theater and film from around the world. More than 1,000 indoor and outdoor performances, educational programs, festivals and other events are presented and hosted at the Center each year serving 200,000+ visitors and contributing substantially to Scottsdale's high quality of life and vibrant arts scene. The Center's education and outreach programs reach more than 20,000 children and adults each year. Most performances take place in the state-of-the-art, 853-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater, recognized for its intimacy, superior acoustics and comfort. Additional venues include the 137-seat Stage 2 and neighboring 2,000-capacity Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located on a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale's Old Town and gallery districts.

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council manages Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art on behalf of the City of Scottsdale. Scottsdale Cultural Council is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which receives support from the State of Arizona and National Endowment for the Arts.

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