A COVER STORY: An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin

By Matthew Blank
November 15, 2011

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin begins performances Nov. 16 at the Barrymore Theatre.

The 63-performance engagement will officially open Nov. 21 and continue through Jan. 13, 2012.

An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, according to previous press notes, "reunites these Tony Award-winning virtuosos (and lifelong friends) for the first time since Evita. Much more than a concert, this is a unique musical love story told entirely through a masterful selection of the greatest songs ever written for the stage. Funny, passionate, intimate and utterly unforgettable, this is An Evening no fan of musical theatre — or of these two acclaimed performers — can afford to miss."

The concert, which was conceived by Patinkin and musical director-pianist Ford, also features direction by Patinkin and musical staging consulting by Ann Reinking.

Following Broadway, the concert act will again hit the road. The post-Broadway itinerary follows:

Jan. 17-22, 2012 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO
Feb. 14, 2012 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL
March 20-25, 2012 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Fred Kavil Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA
March 29, 2012 at The Theatre@1800 in Stevens Point, WI
Sept. 15, 2012 at the Charles W. Eisenmann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson, TX