Simply titled An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, the two actor-singers will share the stage of the Charles W. Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX at 8:30 PM. The evening will feature 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 will also perform individually; LuPone is set to sing Kander and Ebb's "A Quiet Thing."
Although there are no definite plans, there is word that the duo might perform this evening of duets elsewhere.
LuPone, who recently starred in the acclaimed revival of Noises Off, appeared this summer in a production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music and Chicago's Ravinia Festival. A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Less Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and the City Center Encores! production of Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo 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. Also a star of television and film, her screen credits boast "Life Goes On," "Frasier," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Witness," "The Water Engine," "State and Main" and "Monday Night Mayhem." Patinkin also won a Tony Award for his role as Che in the Broadway mounting of 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 role on "Chicago Hope," his other screen credits include "Yentl," "Ragtime," "Dick Tracy," "Broken Glass," "Life with Mikey" and "The Princess Bride." Patinkin's latest solo recording, "Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim," will be released on the Nonesuch label Oct. 15.
The Charles W. Eisemann Center is located at 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, TX. For information, call (972) 744-4650.