Tony Winner LuPone Offers Ravinia Concert Aug. 8

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Patti LuPone, who began her Tony-winning journey as Gypsy's stage mother Rose in a weekend of staged concerts at the Ravinia Festival, returns to the Illinois venue Aug. 8 for a concert with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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James Conlon will conduct the famed orchestra, and the 7:30 PM concert will also feature vocal harmonists Hudson Shad.

Part of the Breaking the Silence series, the evening's program is titled Songs from Berlin to Broadway. The all-Kurt Weill program will include the Lady in the Dark Symphonic Nocturne and Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins).

A 6 PM Kurt Weill discussion in the Martin Theatre will precede the concert.

For her performance as Rose in the recent revival of Gypsy at the St. James Theatre, Patti LuPone won the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award. A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Les Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo Broadway concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and a Tony nomination for her performance in the recent revival of that Sondheim work. She was seen in the Kennedy Center's staging of Marc Blitzstein's Regina and joined Audra McDonald for Los Angeles Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny. She was also seen as Rose in a Ravinia Festival concert run of Gypsy. Her screen and recording credits are numerous.

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