Patinkin's 'Kidults' Tour Visits Bway's Neil Simon Theatre, Sept. 10

News   Patinkin's 'Kidults' Tour Visits Bway's Neil Simon Theatre, Sept. 10 After last season's return to Broadway in The Wild Party, Mandy Patinkin is back to traveling the road and recording albums. He will, however, make a one-night Broadway stop to promote his newest CD, "Mandy Patinkin - Kidults," to be released by Nonesuch Records Sept. 4.

After last season's return to Broadway in The Wild Party, Mandy Patinkin is back to traveling the road and recording albums. He will, however, make a one-night Broadway stop to promote his newest CD, "Mandy Patinkin - Kidults," to be released by Nonesuch Records Sept. 4.

Officially kicking off his latest tour, which is sponsored by Dodger Theatrical Productions, Inc. and features Paul Ford on the piano, Patinkin brings his vocal stylings to the Neil Simon Theatre (current home of The Music Man), Sept. 10. (Dates before the Broadway one-nighter included Philadelphia's Prince Theatre (June 18), Long Island's Westbury Music Fair (Aug. 9) and John Drew Theatre (Aug. 11-12).

A three-time Tony nominee (and one-time winner for Best Featured Actor as Che in Evita), Patinkin has starred in the musicals The Wild Party, Sunday in the Park With George, The Secret Garden and the sex change tuner, The Knife. Prior to Party, his most recent Broadway appearance was in his concert of Yiddish songs titled "Mamaloschen."

Songs on "Kidults" include "Soon It's Gonna Rain," "If I Only Had a Brain" and "A Tisket a Tasket." According to album spokespersons at the Karpel Group, Tommy Krasker produced the CD, with Eric Stern serving as conductor and the aforementioned Paul Ford providing arrangements. Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown) guests on three tracks.

Selected tour dates follow: Sept. 10: Neil Simon Theatre, NYC
Sept. 22: San Diego Civic Center, San Diego, CA
Oct. 1: Macomb Center, Clinton Township, MI
Oct. 4: Music Hall, Kansas City, MO
Oct. 6: Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH
Oct. 8: Ohio Theater, Columbus, OH
Oct. 11: Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Oct. 13: Maine Center for the Arts, Orono, ME
Oct.15: Hummingbird Center, Toronto, ON
Oct. 18: Mishler Theatre, Altoona, PA
Oct. 20: Proctor's Theater , Schenectady, NY
Oct. 29 - Nov. 4: Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 7: State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ
Nov. 8: Harms Center, Englewood, NJ
Nov. 10: State Theatre, Easton, PA
Nov. 14: State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 16: Palace Theatre, Stamford, CT
Nov. 18: Congregation Shaare Emeth, St. Louis, MO
Dec. 1: Bushnell Theatre, Hartford, CT
Dec. 4: Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
Dec. 6: Peace Center, Greenville, SC
Dec. 8: Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
Dec. 11-12: Philharmonic Center, Naples, FL
Dec.13: FAU University Center, Boca Raton, FL
Dec. 15: Coral Springs Center, Coral Springs, FL
Dec. 27: San Luis Obispo Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
Dec. 30-31: The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 2,2002: Marin Auditorium, San Rafael, CA
Jan. 4: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
Jan. 6: Artemus Ham Concert Hall, Las Vegas, NV
Jan. 28: Weidner Center, Green Bay, WI
Jan. 30: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL
Jan. 14-20: Colonial Theater, Boston, MA
Feb. 1: Florida Theater, Jacksonville, FL
Feb. 3: Mann Performing Arts Center, Fort Meyers, FL
Feb. 5: Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL
Feb. 9-10: Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD

— By David Lefkowitz & Christine Ehren