Highly Recommended Concert Tour: PATTI LUPONE: DON’T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY (Segerstrom)

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by Tony Frankel on January 25, 2023

in Concerts / Events,Theater-Los Angeles,Theater-Regional,Tours

Patti LuPone is hitting the road with her new tour Don’t Monkey with Broadway, which kicks off in Orem, UT on February 4 before heading to California, New Jersey, Texas, Oklahoma, and more. If you’re in the L.A./Orange County area, that means in just two weeks, Thursday, February 9 at 8pm, three-time Tony Award winner La LuPone is coming to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall to explore, 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. (Watch out!)

Patti will be traveling to each of her concerts from Atlanta, Georgia, where she’s just begun filming her role in the new Marvel TV series Agatha: Coven of Chaos, Marvel’s spin-off of their hit series Wandavision. She built a dazzling Broadway career as a leading lady in shows such as EvitaSweeney ToddGypsy and Les Misérables — she won her first Olivier Award for her work in The Cradle Will Rock and her second for the 2019 London revival of Company. Her third Tony was also for Company. I was lucky enough to catch her during the run; her jaded “Joanne” commanded her every moment on stage, never missing a beat or wry expression. LuPone’s martini-induced lament to those who let life pass them by in “Ladies Who Lunch” brought down the house. Patti LuPone is a true living legend who will definitely capture the true essence of classic Broadway.

Tour Dates

The tour is music directed by Joseph Thalken.

FEB 4 7:30pm
The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, 800 W University Pkwy, Orem, UT
Box Office: (801) 863-7529 Online Info

FEB 7 7:00pm
McCallum Theatre, 73000 Fred Waring Dr, Palm Desert, CA
Box Office: (760) 340-2787 Online Info

FEB 9 8:00pm
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA
Box Office: (714) 556-2787 Online Info

FEB 11 7:30pm
Bing Concert Hall, 327 Lasuen St, Stanford, CA
Box Office: (650) 724-2464 Online Info

MARCH 4 8:00pm
Valentine Theatre, 410 Adams St, Toledo, OH
Box Office: (419) 242-2787 Online Info

MARCH 19 7:00pm
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd, Brookville, NY
Box Office: (516) 299-3100 Online Info

MARCH 23 8:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 North Van Brunt St. Engelwood, NJ
Box Office: (201) 227-1030 Online Info

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