Lonny Price to Direct Patti LuPone in Doll at Ravinia

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Master Harold...and the boy and Urban Cowboy director Lonny Price to stage a Ravinia Festival production of the Michael Korie-Scott Frankel musical Doll, starring Patti LuPone.

It will run two days, Sept. 3 and 4, according to Ravinia's website. LuPone plays Alma Mahler, the 19th-century woman who famously fascinated—and married—three great men of the time: composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius and novelist and poet Franz Werfel ("The Song of Bernadette"). The show was workshopped at Lincoln Center last season. The play specifically deals with Alma Mahler and her love affair with Czech painter Oskar Kokoschka in pre-war Vienna. The music is by Scott Frankel. The book is by Korie.

LuPone has worked frequently at the Chicago-area Ravinia in recent years. Last year, she sang in a concert version of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. This August, she will return to perform the lead in Passion.

Price directed LuPone in the May 2000 New York Philharmonic concert of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd.

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