ECA Presents Patti LuPone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...played that part

Tony-winning performer Patti LuPone takes the stage for an evening of Broadway favorites at Edmonds Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $69.

Ms. LuPone’s performance “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part” features songs from musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play. The list of shows includes Hair, Bye Bye Birdie, Funny Girl, West Side Story, Peter Pan, and selections from her Tony award-winning performances in Evita and Gypsy.

“Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda…played that part” was conceived and directed by Scott Whitman, with musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher. Ms. LuPone performs backed by a pianist and will be joined by Captain Smartypants and Sensible Shoes, ensembles of Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus.

Author of the New York Times bestseller Patti LuPone: A Memoir, Miss LuPone will be seen this spring on the Showtime series Penny Dreadful. Her most recent Broadway appearances include David Mamet’s The Anarchist and Lincoln Center Theater's production of the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other recent NY stage appearances include her debut with the New York City Ballet as Anna in their new production of The Seven Deadly Sins, and her performance as Joanne in New York Philharmonic's Company. Winner of the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Performance of the Season for her role as Madame Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, Ms. LuPone’s stage credits also include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht’s Mahagonny; the world premiere of Jake Heggie’s opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco’s Baroque Philharmonia Orchestra; the role of Mrs. Lovett in John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations; 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 the Kennedy Center; Fosca in a concert version of Passion; a multi-city tour of her theatrical concert Matters of the Heart;the City Center Encores! production of Can-Can; the NY Philharmonic’s Candide and Sweeney Todd; and performances on Broadway in Michael Frayn’s Noises Off, David Mamet’s The Old Neighborhood, Terrence McNally's Master Class and in her own concert Patti LuPone On Broadway.

Ms. LuPone is a graduate of the first class of the Drama Division of New York’s Juilliard School and a founding member of John Houseman's The ActingCompany, in which she toured the country for four years. Her subsequent New York credits include Dario Fo's Accidental Death of An Anarchist, David Mamet's The Water Engine, Edmond and The Woods, Israel Horovitz's Stage Directions, and performances in musicals Pal Joey for City Center Encores!, Anything Goes (Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Cradle Will Rock, Oliver!, Evita (Tony and Drama Desk Awards- Best Actress in a Musical), Working and The Robber Bridegroom. In London, she won the Olivier Award for her performances as Fantine in the original production of Les Miserables and in the Acting Company production of The Cradle Will Rock. She also created the role of Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard and recreated her Broadway performance of Maria Callas in Master Class.

Film appearances include Union Square, Parker, City By The Sea, David Mamet’s Heist, State and Main; Just Looking, Summer of Sam, The 24 Hour Woman, Family Prayers, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness.

TV credits include Girls, American Horror Story: Coven, Law & Order: SVU, Glee, 30 Rock, PBS Great Performances, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Ugly Betty, Will & Grace, PBS Great Performances’ Candide, Oz , Monday Night Mayhem, PBS’ Evening At The Pops with John Williams and Yo Yo Ma, Falcone, Bonanno: A Godfather’s Story, Frasier (1998 Emmy nomination), Law & Order, An Evening with Patti LuPone (PBS), the NBC movie Her Last Chance, Showtime's ACE Award and Emmy nominated The Song Spinner (Daytime Emmy nomination, Best Actress), The Water Engine, L.B.J., AMC's Remember WENN and ABC's Life Goes On.

Tickets to Patti LuPone are $69, $74 & $79. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ec4arts.org , through the ECA Box Office located at 410 Fourth Avenue North, or by calling 425.275.9595. ECA is a proud member of TeenTix, and offers $5 tickets to teens at the Box Office on the day of the performance, pending availability. To become a TeenTix member, register at www.teentix.org.

 

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Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in scenic downtown Edmonds, Washington.  Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and Education & Outreach programs.

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