Mandy Patinkin, a veteran of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park With George and Follies in Concert — will bring his personal Sondheim celebration to the Henry Miller Theatre for a month of Sundays and Mondays beginning Dec. 2.
With Paul Ford at the piano, Patinkin will perform Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Celebrating Sondheim on Sunday and Monday evenings from Dec. 2 to Jan. 6, 2003 at the theatre that's currently home to the hit Urinetown. Patinkin will also offer one Tuesday evening performance on Dec. 24.
Ford is the original pianist for composer-lyricist Sondheim's Passion, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George and Assassins.
Patinkin's Sondheim collection includes songs from Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Anyone Can Whistle Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Do I Hear a Waltz?, "Dick Tracy" and "Evening Primrose." Some of the song titles: "Another Hundred People," "Finishing the Hat," "Live Alone and Like It," "Broadway Baby," "Send in the Clowns," "It Takes Two," "Losing My Mind" and "Beautiful."
Mandy 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 The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park with George (both of which earned him Tony noms), 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, the two-disc "Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim," is now available on the Nonesuch label. The live CD, which moves seamlessly from song to song virtually without the interruption of applause, was recorded in February 2002 at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. On the disc, "In Buddy's Eyes" from Follies is reinvented as "In Someone's Eyes." Tickets, priced at $65, are available by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. All performances are at 8 PM. Performance schedule is Dec. 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 24, 29 and Jan. 5 and 6. The Henry Miller is at 124 W. 43rd Street, east of Times Square.