Olivier, Grammy, and two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone, most recently on Broadway in the musical War Paint, will return to Beverly Hills' Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts February 14 as part of the Broadway @ The Wallis series.
LuPone will be joined by host and music director Seth Rudetsky for the 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM concerts.
Produced by Mark Cortale, the evening features a mix of behind-the-scenes stories from LuPone—prompted by Rudetsky’s questions—and LuPone singing some of the hits from her musical theatre repertoire.
“It is great to welcome back Broadway superstar and legend Patti LuPone to our stage here at The Wallis,” said Paul Crewes, the institution’s artistic director, in a statement. “Having her share her unforgettable experiences with Seth Rudetsky promises to be a great evening of stories, hilarity and music.”
LuPone won Tony Awards as Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Madame Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy and for her turn as Eva Peron in the original Evita. In London, she originated the role of Fantine in Les Misérables, first with the Royal Shakespeare Company, followed by a run on the West End. LuPone won an Olivier Award for her performance, as well as for her performance the same season in the Acting Company’s production of The Cradle Will Rock. Her extensive television and film credits include recent appearances on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful, Girls, and American Horror Story: Coven. A founding member of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company, she is the author of The New York Times bestseller Patti LuPone: A Memoir. She will return to London this fall in a gender-switched revival of Company.
Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on SiriusXM Radio. He co-wrote and co-starred in Disaster! on Broadway. He and his husband, James Wesley, co-produce and co-hosted the monthly charity fundraiser Concert for America, was a co-producer on the Broadway for Orlando recording of “What the World Needs Now Is Love,” and is co-producer of Voices for the Voiceless, his and his husband’s annual foster care event on Broadway. As a writer, he’s been nominated for three Emmys for comedy writing on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and is the author of My Awesome Awful Popularity Plan and The Rise and Fall of a Theater Geek.
Single tickets are now available for $45–$149. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit TheWallis.org/Broadway.