What Is the Story of An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin?
This concert evening has no storyline, but the theme is friendship and how it develops and matures over time. LuPone and Patinkin draw on their 30-year history as the Tony-winning co-stars of Evita, performing an array of show tunes as well as acting out scenes from South Pacific and Carousel.
"An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" is glorious an intimate, affectionate, restrained but never boring lovefest between great old friends and great musical theater.... The song list is bliss - plenty from Stephen Sondheim, and Rodgers and Hammerstein works that the duo is too old now to get cast in, with spots of novelty, ingeniously overlapping medleys and just enough recap of their hits we feared we'd never hear them sing, or sing this well, again."Review by Linda Winer from Newsday
“Some enchanted evening. The heat that emanates from An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin is smoldering and intense. The stars breathe new life into songs we thought we knew.”Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from New York Post
What Is An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Like?
The focus in this concert is on the musical gifts of the two stars: Accompanied by piano and bass, LuPone and Patinkin roam a stage decorated only with “ghost lights” as they perform songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Sondheim and more. Among the many highlights are their take on iconic numbers from Company (“Getting Married Today”) and Follies (“The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues”) and a show-stopping section from Evita. For anyone who loves musical theater, this is a don’t-miss Broadway event.
Is An Evening With Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin Good for Kids?
There’s certainly nothing objectionable in this show, but it has a mature feel and features a selection of songs not aimed at young audiences.