Two stars of musical theater are reunited on the Broadway stage for “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” which opened last night, November 21.
The former “Evita” co-stars perform together again for this limited engagement at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The concert schedule concludes with a final performance on January 13, 2011.
Patinkin directs “An Evening with…” as he and LuPone sing a selection of show tunes, including a pair of tunes from the musical that first brought them together: “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “Oh What a Circus.” Other selections highlight Broadway’s rich history of tuners, from “South Pacific” to “Follies.”
The concert played six previews from November 16. In that single week of previews, the 1,058-seat Barrymore was filled to an average 74 percent capacity. While accommodating press comps, ticket sales totaled $358,965, or 47 percent of the show’s potential, for the week.
Regular ticket prices are set within the range of $76.50 to $136.50, including a facility fee. Premium seating options are also available between $176.50 and $276.50, depending on the performance date and time.
“An Evening with…” runs two hours, including a 10-minute intermission. Aside from some exceptions around the holidays, most weeks have performances scheduled Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m.
Ethel Barrymore Theatre is located at 243 West 47th Street in New York, NY. More details about “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin” can be found on the production’s official Web site.
Opening Night: “An Evening with Patti LuPone & Mandy Patinkin”
|Variety||Steve Suskin||“Pleasant and sweet are not words you might ordinarily associate with these two, but their Broadway concert is both.”|
|New York Times||Charles Isherwood||“I found myself as riveted by the sometimes deliriously odd selection of material as I was thrilled by the vocal luster that both performers have retained…”|
|USA Today||Elysa Gardner||“…a show that should not be missed by anyone who still believes in great musical storytelling…”|
|Hollywood Reporter||David Rooney||“Hearing these two veterans sing will never be a chore. But here, disappointingly, it’s also no great reward.”|
|New York Daily News||Joe Dziemianowicz||“…shimmers with charm, magic and a genuine chummy closeness, even if it’s a bit narrow in song selection…”|
|New York Post||Elisabeth Vincentelli||“LuPone and Patinkin know exactly when to put on the turbo…and when to apply the soft pedal.”|