Tony and Olivier Award-winning actress and singer Patti LuPone will make her solo Carnegie Hall debut on Friday, November 19, 1999, in a brand-new concert act created by director Scott Wittman and the actress herself. In the past decade, two other leading ladies of the theatre, Betty Buckley and Bernadette Peters, have triumphed at the famed hall, and LuPone fans have eagerly awaited a similar concert from the star of Evita, Les Misérables, Anything Goes, Sunset Boulevard, and, most recently, Terrence McNally's Master Class.
The concert will benefit GMHC, the Gay Men's Health Crisis. Tickets for the concert only will go on sale October 4 at the Carnegie Hall box office or by calling Carnegie Charge at (212) 247-7800. Higher-priced tickets, which will include a post-concert reception with LuPone at the Russian Tea Room, will also be available (call Morgan Rice at 212-367-1514 for details).
LuPone reminders: In conjunction with the release of her Varèse Sarabande CD ("Matters of the Heart") on Sept. 21, LuPone will autograph copies of the disc on Friday, Sept. 24 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway at 66th Street) at 7 PM. La LuPone will also perform highlights from the new CD during a special, one night-only gig at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9 pm. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by calling Telecharge at (212) 239-6200.
by Andrew Gans
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