Patti LuPone heads back to the West End for one week onlyDate: 30 January 2013
Two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning Broadway star Patti LuPone is heading back to the West End for seven performances at the Leicester Square Theatre from 16 - 23 June 2013.
Patti LuPone is best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Perón in Evita on Broadway and creating the role of Fantine in the original London cast of Les Misérables, for which she was named Best Actress in a Musical at the Oliviers. She created the role of Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard in the West End and won a second Best Actress Tony Award as Mama Rose in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy.
The shows will be hosted by the Grammy and Emmy nominated Seth Rudetsky, who is the daily Broadway host of Sirius/XM Radio in the United States. Rudetsky will accompany LuPone on the piano and interview her about the ups and downs of her career. Songs performed will be many of the signature tunes from her hit shows and a few surprise choices. These will include music from Evita that she hasn’t performed live in 30 years - and also songs from musicals like Gypsy, Company and Anything Goes. LuPone will also share anecdotes throughout the night.
Patti LuPone’s Broadway career has also included Tony Award nominations for Anything Goes, Sweeney Todd and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. She also appeared in concert with her Evita co-star Mandy Patinkin in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. LuPone’s film work includes Union Square, Parker, City By The Sea, Heist, State and Main, Summer of Sam, Driving Miss Daisy, and Witness. Her TV guest appearances include Glee, 30 Rock, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, OZ, Frasier, Law & Order and Life Goes On.