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LuPone Sings at Lenape Performing Arts Center, June 25-26

Patti LuPone will help to kick off the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center's fourth Summer Series with a two-show performance of her concert The Lady with the Torch on June 25th and 26th.

The Broadway legend has been touring the country with three solo shows. "In addition to the theatrical concert Matters of the Heart and the symphony-backed concert Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, LuPone presents the love-lit songs of The Lady with the Torch. It features LuPone – in turns sultry, sappy, sad and sassy – and a 10-piece band performing vintage tunes ("Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise"), cool jazz ("Something Cool"), American Songbook ("The Man I Love") and comedic pieces ("Find Me a Primitive Man")," states a press release.

LuPone, who has been one of Broadway's foremost leading ladies since her star-making (and Tony-winning) turn in 1979's Evita, will star as Mrs. Lovett in the upcoming production of Sweeney Todd; she has also sung the role in several concert stagings of the piece. LuPone's other Broadway credits include Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Anything Goes and Oliver! In addition, she originated the role of Genevieve in The Baker's Wife, starred in Pal Joey and Can-Can at Encores!, and appeared in several Sondheim shows at the Ravinia Festival, among them Passion, Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music. With frequent co-stars Audra McDonald and Michael Cerveris, she will star in Ravinia's Anyone Can Whistle this August.

Lenape's 2005 Summer Series "offers something for everyone. Audiences will experience a production of Grease that combines the traditional excitement of the stage version with the familiar hit songs from the movie. Popular comedian and talk show host Wayne Brady will keep the crowds laughing during his two-day stint in South Jersey. In addition, theatergoers will witness the world premiere of Frank Wildhorn's new musical, Waiting for the Moon, directed by LRPAC's own Vincent Marini. Multi-talented Faith Prince will provide a Broadway revue from the female perspective. A two-night run of The Music of Frank Wildhorn will showcase the composer's compilations for stage, screen and record. LRPAC will welcome Paul Anka, whose staying power in the industry has kept him busy for more than 45 years. But even as LRPAC presents the freshest talent and the latest shows, it won't leave tradition behind. Returning for their fourth year are Neil Berg's always-popular collection of amazing stars in 103 Years of Broadway and the incomparable Linda Eder."

All performances of the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center's 2005 Summer Series will take place in the Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center Theater, 130 Tomlinson Mill Road in Marlton.

Subscription packages offer pricing discounts, and group pricing is available for the purchase of 15 or more seats. For more information, please call the box office at (856) 983-3366 or visit www.sjtheater.com.


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