Patti LuPone: Don't Monkey With Broadway
Patti LuPone imparts the aura of a New York class act. Her songs are propelled by emotional purpose, intensity…and enormous comic flair.
- The New York Times
Conceived and directed by her frequent collaborator Scott Wittman, and featuring impeccable music direction by the great Joseph Thalken, this two-act, two-hour show managed to display previously unseen facets of LuPone’s musical personality, while also giving her long-time fans exactly what they came to hear: unparalleled renditions of such anthems of the Great White Way as Meadowlark, Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina, Some People, Being Alive, and The Ladies Who Lunch. And who else – and I mean who else – would have had the guts to come out for a truly unplanned encore, and then belt out the ultra-difficult Buenos Aries with such head-on conviction (while also laughing at herself for forgetting a few of the words, and encouraging the theater-savvy crowd to sing along).
- Theatre Pizzazz
Singer and actress Patti LuPone is a multiple Tony and Grammy® Award winner, inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2006. In 2017 Patti LuPone starred in War Paint on Broadway and returns to London’s West End in September to play Joanne in Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company.
In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, Patti LuPone 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 Manhattan’s Theatre District - the Great White Way - is becoming today.
Few performers show the kind of dedication and commitment to their material, and to connecting with their audience. It’s little exaggeration to state that Patti LuPone has outdone herself with her new show, which debuted in New York to raucous cheers.
June 21, 2018
Adelaide | Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
June 23, 2018
Sydney | Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
June 25, 2018
Canberra | Playhouse, Canberra Theatre Centre
June 27, 2018
Brisbane | Conservatorium Theatre, Queensland
June 30, 2018
Melbourne | Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne