Mandy Patinkin to Appear in Concert in Palo Alto

Mandy Patinkin to Appear in Concert in Palo Alto

The Oshman Family JCC presents Emmy Award-winning actor and singer Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018. This spectacular event will offer the rare chance to experience the internationally acclaimed Broadway legend in an intimate concert setting. Accompanied by Musical Director and Conductor Adam Ben-David (The Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Wicked) on piano, Patinkin will present a selection of musical highlights from his stage career as well as American classics in this exclusive California appearance. This powerful, passionate evening of song will take audiences on a far-flung journey from Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, and from Irving Berlin to Rufus Wainwright. "Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping...he is a musical force of nature," raves The New Yorker. This unforgettable musical journey will be presented at 7:30pm, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Oshman Family JCC Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. For tickets ($250 Premium - includes seating in the first eight rows and post-performance reception, $150 General, $145 JCC Members and J-Pass holders) and more information, visit paloaltojcc.org/mandy or call (650) 223-8649.

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin is acclaimed for his work in musical theater, originating iconic roles on Broadway such as Georges Seurat in Sunday in the Park with George and Che in Evita. On film, Patinkin is famously known for his portrayal of swashbuckler Inigo Montoya in "The Princess Bride." His other movie credits include the upcoming "Life Itself" scheduled for release in the USA on September 21, as well as "Yentl," "Alien Nation," "Dick Tracy," "Wish I Was Here," and "Wonder," among many others. On television, Patinkin has played CIA agent Saul Berenson on Showtime's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning "Homeland" for the last seven seasons, in addition to prior starring roles on "Chicago Hope," "Dead Like Me," and "Criminal Minds."

The Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 tour will feature selections from Nonesuch recording "Diary: January 27, 2018." Created with pianist/producer Thomas Bartlett in Bartlett's NYC studio, the record includes songs by Randy Newman, Rufus Wainwright, Loudon Wainwright, Teitur, Marc Bolan (T. Rex), Stephin Merritt (The Magnetic Fields), and Marc Anthony Thompson (Chocolate Genius). Opening with a nine-concert run in New York City, the Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries 2018 tour will visit Palo Alto for its sole stop in California, before continuing on to Hawaii and Australia through November.

Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life serves the South Peninsula through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other programs. The OFJCC is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences. The OFJCC provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, other local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community. The OFJCC's registered trademarks are Live Fully and J-Pass.For more information, visit www.paloaltojcc.org or call (650) 223-8700.

Photo credit: Graeme Mitchel

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