By Andrew Gans
and Adam Hetrick
18 Jul 2013
|Photo by Ethan Hill|
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 now returns for a 12-performance run through July 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."
LuPone debuted her concert act Far Away Places as the opening offering of the new venue nestled just below Studio 54 in June 2012. 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. A two-act version of that concert will be presented at Carnegie Hall in the fall.
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: