Patti LuPone Withdraws from BSO's Candide

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Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, who will be seen in the upcoming season of Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," has withdrawn from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's June production of Candide.

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A statement on the BSO website reads, "The BSO regrets to announce that due to a scheduling conflict, Patti LuPone has regrettably withdrawn from the Orchestra’s upcoming production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, slated for June 11, 2015 at The Music Center at Strathmore and June 12-14, 2015 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Please stay tuned for further casting announcements."

The cast is currently scheduled to feature Joshua Hopkins as Dr. Pangloss, Keith Jameson as Candide, Marie Lenormand as Paquette, Lauren Snouffer as Cunegonde and Mark Diamond as Maximillian. Click here for additional information.

The Olivier Award-winning actress, as previously reported, will offer the second act of her acclaimed Far Away Places program Nov. 3-15 at 54 Below. LuPone will be joined by musical director Joseph Thalken and the Gypsy Drifters. Click here for ticket information.

The Broadway favorite has also announced an initial list of performance dates through May 2015. Included is the previously reported production of Ghosts of Versailles, which will be seen beginning Feb. 7, 2015, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

LuPone's itinerary follows: Sept. 27 at the Center for the Arts George Mason University in Fairfax, VA; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Acts 1 & 2
Nov. 3-15 at 54 Below in NYC; Far Away Places, Act 2
Nov. 7 at Molloy College in Rockville Center, NY; Far Away Places, Acts 1 & 2
Dec. 9 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL; 125th Anniversary of the Auditorium
Feb. 7-March 1, 2015, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Ghosts of Versailles with the Los Angeles Opera
March 21 at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Acts 1 & 2
April 18 at the Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue, NY; Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, Acts 1 & 2
April 24 at North Central College in Napierville, IL; Far Away Places, Acts 1 & 2
May 2 at Purchase College in Harrison, NY; The Lady With the Torch

LuPone is a Tony Award winner for her performances in Evita and Gypsy and an Olivier winner for her work in Les Miserables and The Cradle Will Rock. Read more about the award-winning artist's career in the Playbill Vault.

LuPone also recently signed a multi-year agreement with 54 Below: Twice yearly, the singing actress will play two-week engagements at the venue.

For ticket information regarding LuPone's concerts, visit her official website.

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