It should be one enchanting evening when this duo graces the DuPont Theatre stage.
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There are performances so good, they sear into your memory. “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin” at the DuPont Theatre March 10-15 could be one of them. “The show is a journey of two people’s lives,” Patinkin says. “If there’s a premise, it’s that if you love someone, tell them.” The concept was born six years ago when both were invited to perform briefly at a theater opening in Dallas. Neither wanted to sing and run, so Patinkin suggested a full-length show. “Patti said in her inimitable style, ‘Go ahead, doll. I love it,’” Patinkin says. Patinkin won an Emmy for his role in “Chicago Hope,” and a Tony for Broadway’s “Evita.” LuPone, known to TV audiences for roles in “Life Goes On” and “Ugly Betty,” originated the role of Fantine in the London production of “Les Misérables” and became the first American to win the Olivier Award. She earned Tonys for “Evita” and “Gypsy.” “When I first saw Patti perform, I sat in my chair weeping,” says Patinkin. “I knew it didn’t get any better than that. The only thing better is to be me, getting to do it with her.”
For more, call 656-4401 or visit duponttheatre.com. —Maria Hess
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