Don’t Monkey with Broadway, 8 p.m. Friday, April 27
SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—APRIL 6, 2018—Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award®winner Patti LuPone returns to Proctors with Don’t Monkey with Broadway, 8 p.m. Friday, April 27.
Tickets, $25–$85,are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.
With Don’t Monkey with Broadway, LuPone, who last appeared at Proctors in concert with Mandy Patinkin in 2009, explores—through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin—how her life-long love affair with Broadway began, and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.
Don’t Monkey with Broadway was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with musical direction by Joseph Thalken
LuPone was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance last season as Helena Rubinstein in the new musical War Paint.
A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances in Evitaand Gypsy, her NYC stage credits include: Shows for Days; The Seven Deadly Sins( NY City Ballet); Company(NY Philharmonic); Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown(Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Award nominations); Sweeney Todd(Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations); Noises Off; The Old Neighborhood; Master Class; Anything Goes(Tony nomination., Drama Desk Award); Oliver!; Accidental Death of An Anarchist; The Water Engine; and The Robber Bridegroom(Tony and Drama Desk nominations).
Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles(LA Opera), To Hell and Back(SF Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny(LA Opera-debut), Regina(Kennedy Center).
Film credits include: Cliffs of Freedom(upcoming), The Comedian, Parker, Union Square.
Recent TV: Mom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful(Critics Choice Award nomination), Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, 30 Rock, Glee.
LuPone is a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company, and the author of the NY Times best-seller Patti LuPone: A Memoir. This fall, Ms. LuPone will return to the West End stage in director Marianne Elliott’s new production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company.