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an evening with patti lupone & mandy patinkin

an evening with patti lupone & mandy patinkin
June 24, 2009 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


good evening! last night was truly a magical one – i had the pleasure of seeing an evening with patti lupone and mandy patinkin at downtown los angeles’ ahmanson theatrepatti lupone and mandy patinkin were amazing – especially in combination with each other – both patti and mandy do happen to be tony award-winning stars of the stage – along with being true vocal powerhouses – i simply knew it was going to be an excellent show! i’ve seen each of them before on broadway … mr. patinkin in the wild party (he was nominated for a tony award) and ms. lupone in master class (which unfortunately she didn’t sing in but it was amazing nonetheless) but witnessing their chemistry together live – working with each other on stage was beyond tremendous (the two starred in the original broadway production of evita back in ’79) the show is being billed as ‘a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event with two legendary performers’ – i couldn’t agree more! the songs they picked were culled from a variety of musicals (thankfully there was a bunch of sondheim tunes) and i loved how the show flowed from song to song (check out the incredible setlist below) all of the selections worked so well together – all linked by common themes of love and relationships! there wasn’t a boring moment at all – and of course a big highlight for me was when patti took on don’t cry for me argentina and everything’s coming up roses (from gypsy) i was literally in pure musical theater ecstasy! the show is only playing through next tuesday – if you’re in LA and happen to be a broadway junkie like myself – you certainly cannot miss out on this! popbytes over & out for now … xoxo





AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE & MANDY PATINKIN



ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE / Stephen Sondheim (Company)

WHEN / Stephen Sondheim (Evening Primrose)

A COCKEYED OPTIMIST / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific)

TWIN SOLILOQUIES / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific)

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific)

SOME ENCHANTED EVENING REPRISE / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific)

GETTING MARRIED TODAY / Stephen Sondheim (Company)

LOVING YOU / Stephen Sondheim (Passion)

A COCKEYED OPTIMIST REPRISE / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (South Pacific)

I’M OLD FASHIONED / Jerome Kern (You Were Never Lovelier)

I HAVE THE ROOM ABOVE HER / Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II (Showboat)

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE / Frank Loesser (Neptune’s Daughter)

EVERYBODY SAYS DON’T / Stephen Sondheim (Anyone Can Whistle)

A QUIET THING / John Kander & Fred Ebb (Flora the Red Menace)

IT TAKES TWO / Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods)

I WON’T DANCE / Jerome Kern (Roberta)

APRIL IN PARIS / Vernon Duke & E.Y. Harburg (Walk a Little Faster)

APRIL IN FAIRBANKS / Murray Grand (New Faces of 1956)

DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA / Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (Evita)


INTERMISSION


OLD FOLKS / John Kander & Fred Ebb (70, Girls, 70)

EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES / Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim (Gypsy)

THE GOD-WHY-DON’T-YOU-LOVE-ME BLUES / Stephen Sondheim (Follies)

THE HILLS OF TOMORROW / Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG / Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along)

OLD FRIENDS / Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along)

LIKE IT WAS / Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along)

FRANKLIN SHEPARD, INC / Stephen Sondheim (Merrily We Roll Along)

SOMEWHERE THAT’S GREEN / Howard Ashman & Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors)

IN BUDDY’S EYES / Stephen Sondheim (Follies)

YOU’RE A QUEER ONE, JULIE JORDAN / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

IF I LOVED YOU / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

IF I LOVED YOU REPRISE / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

WHAT’S THE USE OF WOND’RIN / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

IF I LOVED YOU REPRISE / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE / Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II (Carousel)

YOU’RE JUST IN LOVE / Irving Berlin (Call Me Madam)

COFFEE IN A CARDBOARD CUP / John Kander & Fred Ebb (70, Girls, 70)



patti lupone and mandy patinkin
patti lupone and mandy patinkin
patti lupone and mandy patinkin
patti lupone and mandy patinkin
patti lupone and mandy patinkin

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