"Hold Your Hats and Hallelujah": Patti LuPone to Perform Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda at 54 Below
By Adam Hetrick
Two-time Tony Award-winning Patti LuPone will return to 54 Below for her fourth engagement in February. This time, audiences at the intimate venue will be treated to the Evita and Gypsy star's acclaimed show Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.
LuPone 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."
Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda will play 54 Below Feb. 12-16.
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 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 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:
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