Patti LuPone Warns “Don’t Monkey With Broadway” @ Proctors [Berkshire on Stage]
With Don’t Monkey with Broadway, LuPone, who last appeared at Proctors in concert with Mandy Patinkin in 2009, 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 the Great White Way is becoming today.
Don’t Monkey with Broadway was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with musical direction by Joseph Thalken.
LuPone was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance last season as Helena Rubinstein in the new musical War Paint
NOTE: As part of the Creative Life series of talks, Patti LuPone will also be interviewed onstage by WAMC-FM’s Joe Donahue discussing her creative inspiration, craft and career at 7pm on Thursday (April 26) at UAlbany’s Page Hall. Admission is FREE.