Deconstructing Patti, An Evening of Broadway Songs and Stories with Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky, which took place September 24 at the Nederlander Theatre, raised $280,911 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
During her conversation with Rudetsky, LuPone reflected on her decades-long stage career and revisited the roles that earned her acclaim. The evening also featured several performances from LuPone, including “With One Look” from Sunset Boulevard, “Some People” from Gypsy, “Sleepy Man” from The Robber Bridegroom, “As Long As He Needs Me” from Oliver!, “Ladies Who Lunch” from Company, and more.
Take a Look at Deconstructing Patti, With Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $285 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
“I’ve had a blast over the past several years performing the show with Seth around the country and in London,” LuPone said in an earlier statement. “Since this will be the first time we perform it in New York, I want to be sure I give the audience everything they’re expecting from me and more, which, at this time, I feel is not possible due to the demands of performing War Paint eight times a week during a very hectic awards season. I can’t give less than 100 percent at any performance. I’m sorry for any inconvenience caused by this rescheduling. I look forward to sharing the stage with Seth come September and helping to make a difference for all of the organizations nationwide supported by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.”