An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin to Feature Moves by Reinking

News   An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin to Feature Moves by Reinking An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin, the eagerly awaited concert pairing of the two Tony-winning actors, will feature choreography by another Tony winner, Ann Reinking.

Reinking, who won her Best Choreography Tony Award for her work in the long-running revival of Chicago, has choreographed the concert act, which was conceived by Patinkin and Paul Ford and directed by Patinkin.

Reinking was also Tony-nominated for her direction of Fosse and for her performances in Dancin' and Goodtime Charley.

As previously announced, the LuPone and Patinkin are scheduled to play the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 23-29. The duo will also entertain audiences at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA, Jan. 18-19, 2008.

LuPone and Patinkin previously presented this concert in September 2002 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. That evening featured duets from several musical theatre classics, including tunes from South Pacific, Carousel, Sunday in the Park with George, and, of course, Evita. The award-winning actor-singers also performed individually.

A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, Patti LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Les Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo Broadway concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and a Tony nomination for her performance in the recent revival of that Sondheim work. She was seen in the Kennedy Center's staging of Marc Blitzstein's Regina and recently joined Audra McDonald for Los Angeles Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. LuPone was most recently on the New York stage in City Center's production of Gypsy. Mandy Patinkin won a Tony Award for his role as Che in the Broadway mounting of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. His theatrical work includes roles in The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park with George, The Secret Garden and The Knife. An Emmy Award winner for his work on "Chicago Hope," his other screen credits include "Criminal Minds," "Yentl," "Ragtime," "Dick Tracy," "Broken Glass," "Life with Mikey" and "The Princess Bride." Patinkin's latest solo recording, "Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim," is available on the Nonesuch label.

Additional tour dates of An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin are expected.

For tickets to the Prince Music Theater run, call (215) 569 -9700. For more information visit www.princemusictheater.org.

The McCallum Theatre is located at 73000 Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert, CA. For ticket information visit www.mccallumtheatre.com.

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