By Andrew Gans
12 Mar 2012
|Photo by Ethan Hill|
The evening, which coincidentally occurs on the same night as the first preview of the Broadway revival of Evita, boasts the talents of two other Acting Company founding members, Kevin Kline and David Schramm, as well as Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Harvey Fierstein, Zoe Caldwell, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, Melissa Errico, Howard McGillin, Anthony Dean Griffey, Manoel Feliciano, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.
"Patti was with us in the beginning," stated Margot Harley, The Acting Company's producing artistic director, "and has never really left. She toured for our first four seasons and has continued to entertain for us, raise money for us and serves on our board of directors. Patti is a beloved member of The Acting Company family and we are proud to salute her and her extraordinary career. Will Patti sing for her supper? Yes!"
Tickets, priced $75-$175, can be purchased by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226559 or at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office, (212) 772-4448. Benefit tickets, which include dinner with Patti LuPone and the cast, are available by calling (212) 258-3111.
The Acting Company, the Tony Award-winning touring classical repertory Company, recently began its 39th national tour at the Guthrie Theater and will play New York's Baruch Performing Arts Center in April presenting Julius Caesar, a new production directed by Rob Melrose of San Francisco’s Cutting Ball Theater, and The Comedy of Errors, directed by Ian Belknap.
Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has brought classical and new works to under-served communities and into disadvantaged schools in 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a Tony for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards.