By Matthew Blank
01 Oct 2010
Most recently seen in her Tony-winning turn in the Arthur Laurents-helmed Broadway revival of Gypsy, LuPone has starred in the world premieres of Sunset Boulevard and Les Miserables, as well as productions of Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, The Cradle Will Rock, Sweeney Todd and Pal Joey. She earned her first Tony Award, for Evita, in 1980. Her touring concerts include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Matters of the Heart and The Gypsy in My Soul.
Here is a look back at some of her life on stage:
Released in bookstores Sept. 14, "Patti LuPone: A Memoir" devotes chapters to her launch to stardom in Evita, as well as the much-publicized firing from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard and her work on the television series "Life Goes On." The book is published by Crown Archetype Books and retails for $25.99.
The new David Yazbek-Jeffrey Lane musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown begins previews at the Belasco Theatre Oct. 8.