Patti LuPone Will Offer Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda at 54 Below This Summer

By Adam Hetrick
17 Apr 2013

Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
Photo by Ethan Hill

Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Patti LuPone will return to 54 Below in July for her fifth engagement at the posh nightlife venue with her acclaimed show Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) premiered the evening at Carnegie Hall in 1999 and continues to tour the concert across the U.S. Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part highlights her Broadway career and offers fans a chance to hear LuPone perform material she "could have played, should have played, did play and will play."

Her piano-only version of Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda played 54 Below in February, with a special Valentine's Day engagement. She will return for a seven-performance engagement July 22-27.

Here's how 54 Below bills the evening: "She'll perform songs from roles she coulda played, woulda played, if someone had just asked her, or shoulda played, except she's not a boy. Patti will sing treasures from such classic Broadway musicals as Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Kiss Me, Kate, and Peter Pan. Sondheim will be sprinkled in as well as some surprises you'd never expect her to sing because she'd never be cast in the part. Whether she's belting out those pesky high D's in Evita or caressing us with a love song, an evening at 54 Below with Patti is an experience never to be forgotten."



Songs previously performed in the evening include "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl, "As Long as He Needs Me" from Oliver!, "Meadowlark" from The Baker's Wife, "Never Never Land" from Peter Pan, "Old Man River" from Show Boat, "Easy to Be Hard" from Hair, "A Wonderful Guy" from South Pacific, "An English Teacher" from Bye Bye Birdie, "I Was Here" from The Glorious Ones and "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita.

LuPone is also among headliners on the 2013 Playbill Broadway On the High Seas Cruise.

LuPone debuted her most recent concert act, Far Away Places, as the opening offering of the new venue nestled just below Studio 54 in June. The initial run was extended, with an encore engagement in August. LuPone also rang in the New Year with two special performances of Far Away Places on Dec. 31, 2012.

Tickets go on sale to email list subscribers on April 24. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 1.

Tickets are priced $85-$95. There is a $30 cover. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets and additional information are available at 54Below.com.

Check out highlights of LuPone's Far Away Places below: