Mamaloshen (Mother Tongue) will play two performances only and begin at 7 PM Sept. 17 and at 2 PM Sept. 18. According to press notes, "Mamaloshen is a testament to the rich variety of Jewish musical tradition, from Belz to Broadway, Yiddish Theater to Tin Pan Alley, and to the spirited resilience of its creators."
Patinkin will be joined by Paul Ford on piano and Hanna Khoury on violin. The performer is scheduled to end the evening with a few songs from his Broadway career.
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 Compulsion, 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.
During the summer of 1998, he debuted his most personal project, Mamaloshen, which has played both on and off-Broadway and has also toured extensively.
Following Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Mamaloshen, Patinkin will join fellow Tony Award winner Patti LuPone for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, set to open Nov. 21 at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The 63-performance engagement that reunites the Evita co-stars will begin previews Nov. 16 and run through Jan. 13, 2012.
Founded in 2006, the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company is Toronto’s only professional theatre company established to celebrate, illuminate and share Jewish culture.
The Bluma Appel Theatre is located at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts at 27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON. For tickets, call (416) 366.7723 or visit www.stlc.com. For more information, visit www.hgjewishtheatre.com.