LuPone will perform in the ship's Royal Court Theater. The ball will also include cocktails, dinner and dancing to Peter Duchin and his orchestra. Queen Mary 2 is the flagship vessel of Cunard Line and will be docked at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Queen Mary 2 will set sail the next day for a Memorial Day cruise to the Bahamas.
Tickets for The Britannia Ball are $1,000, or $2,500 for a VIP ticket that includes access to an exclusive cocktail reception, as well as preferred seating for the performance and dinner. For tickets call BAM Patron Services at (718) 636-4182.
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 Lés 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 joined Audra McDonald for Los Angeles Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. She will be seen this summer in the City Center production of Gypsy.