-- GQWhat is most special about this Lu Pone performance is the individual ingredients she brings to it.There is the freshness she had in The Robber Bridegroom, the Everyman quality she employed in Working and the fire of Evita. Miss Lu Pone's recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht's Mahagonny, the world premiere of Jake Heggie's new opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mrs.-- New York Post About Patti Lu Pone: PATTI Lu PONE swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by the show's author, Mr. Lovett in John Doyle's award winning Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Award nominations Best Actress in a Musical; Drama League Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre), the title role in Marc Blitzstein's Regina, a musical version of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, a critically acclaimed performance as Fosca in a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Passion, which was also broadcast on PBS' Live From Lincoln Center, and a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert Matters of the Heart.Rare Lu Pone Cabaret Recordings From 1980 To Be Released 11 - 11/11/2008 The year was 1980, and Patti Lu Pone was starring as "Evita" on Broadway.She was en route to winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, and cementing her status as a Broadway star.Below is Broadway World.com's Upcoming Events calendar updated on 11/11/2008.
Here's what the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS said at the time:"Anyone who thinks there are no volcanoes in Manhattan should check out Les Mouches any Saturday midnight in March.It is here at the witching hour that Patti Lu Pone fulminates, thunders and showers the room with sparks of her debut cabaret act."Ghostlight's recent releases of the OCRs for Tony winners In The Heights and Passing Strange, as well as their single release featuring the winner of MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical competition, have brought the label acclaim for their innovative marketing techniques and their efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via i Tunes, music videos and more.Coverage has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to My Broadway.com, and much more.The Lady With The Torch is the basis for Miss Lu Pone's latest solo CD, on Ghostlight Records.
She also tours in a new concert with her Evita co-star Mandy Patinkin An Evening With Patti Lu Pone and Mandy Patinkin.
Patti Lu Pone's other recent New York stage appearances include performances as La Mome Pistache in the Encores!