Patti LuPone Ignites a Torch at 54 Below, Starting Tonight
21 Jul 2014
Photo by Ethan Hill
Olivier and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone returns to the Manhattan nightspot 54 Below July 21.
The famed singing actress is offering her critically acclaimed The Lady with The Torch through Aug. 2.
Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, LuPone will perform an eclectic collection of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.