All hail the Queen! Patti LuPone is returning to the West End for a one-week concert engagement. LuPone will be accompanied by Sirius/XM personality Seth Rudetsky for a self-titled show running at London’s Leicester Square Theatre from June 16 through June 23.
The new 75-minute show will feature LuPone and Rudetsky in conversation about the diva’s illustrious career. Fans can expect LuPone to perform signature numbers from Evita, Gypsy, Company and Anything Goes.
LuPone famously originated the roles of Fantine and Norma Desmond in the London productions of Les Miserables and Sunset Boulevard, respectively. In 1985, she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for both Les Miz and The Cradle Will Rock. LuPone has won Tony Awards for her performance in Evita and Gypsy. She received additional Tony nominations for the musicals Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. LuPone’s recent New York concert engagements include Far Away Places and Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...(Played That Part) at the nightclub 54 Below.
Check out this vintage clip of Patti singing "Rainbow High" from Evita. Best wishes in London, Patti!