Barbara Cook, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Rupert, Donna Murphy and More to Celebrate James Lapine

News   Barbara Cook, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Rupert, Donna Murphy and More to Celebrate James Lapine
 
A host of Broadway talent, including Barbara Cook, Mandy Patinkin, Michael Rupert and Donna Murphy, will take part in Monday at the Plaza with James, a tribute to James Lapine, May 23 at the Plaza Hotel.

James Lapine
James Lapine Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Presented as a benefit for the New York Theatre Workshop, the event will celebrate the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning director-librettist who has collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on the musicals Sunday in the Park With George, Into the Woods and Passion. Among his theatre credits are Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dirty Blonde and Golden Child.

Dan Knechtges will direct the concert that will reunite Lapine with many of his previous cast members, including Cook (Sondheim on Sondheim, Candide), Patinkin (Sunday in the Park…, Evita), Rupert (Falsettos), Murphy (Passion, People in the Picture), Carolee Carmello (Parade, Falsettos), Bogardus (Falsettos, Man of La Mancha), Debra Monk (Curtains, Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing), Heather MacRae (Falsettos), Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde), Vanessa Williams (Into the Woods, Sondheim on Sondheim) and opera star Deborah Voigt.

Monday at the Plaza with James will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 PM, followed by dinner and performances. For additional information phone (646) 957-9567 or visit NYTW.

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