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Three-time Tony Award® winner Patti LuPone takes the stage for a “personal musical memoir” with longtime musical director Joseph Thalken to celebrate, through song, her legendary career. 

Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman. 

“Patti LuPone is that very particular kind of animal, perhaps the last of the breed, a genuine Golden Age Broadway star, the kind that can turn a theater into a living room, throwing out an electric current that makes 1,000 people feel as if they are being spoken to, and sung to, individually.” — The New York Times 

PATTI LuPONE, who recently received critical acclaim for her performance opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Ari Aster’s latest film, Beau is Afraid, is a three-time Tony Award® winner for her performances as Joanne in Marianne Elliott’s award-winning production of the Stephen Sondheim and George Furth musical Company; Madame Rose in the most recent Broadway revival of the Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim, and Arthur Laurents classic Gypsy; and the title role in the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita. Her New York City stage credits include War Paint (Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Shows for Days, The Seven Deadly Sins (New York City Ballet), Company (New York Philharmonic), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC Award nominations), Sweeney Todd (Tony®, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Anything Goes (Tony® nomination, Drama Desk Award), Oliver!; Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Water Engine, and The Robber Bridegroom (Tony® and Drama Desk nominations). London credits include Company (Olivier Award, WhatsOnStage Award), Master Class, Sunset Boulevard (Olivier Award nomination), Les Misérables, and The Cradle Will Rock (Olivier Award for her performances in both productions). Opera credits include The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), To Hell and Back (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, San Francisco), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera debut), and Regina (John F. Kennedy Center). Her film credits include The School for Good and Evil (Netflix), Last Christmas, Cliffs of Freedom, The Comedian, Parker, Union Square, Driving Miss Daisy, and Witness. Television and streaming credits include Marvel’s Coven of Chaos (upcoming), Hollywood, Pose, Mom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful (Critics Choice Award nomination), Girls, American Horror Story (“NYC” and “Coven”), 30 Rock, Glee, Frasier (Emmy® nomination), and three seasons as Libby Thatcher on ABC’s Life Goes On. She is a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Patti LuPone: A Memoir.   

JOSEPH THALKEN (Music Direction) is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist, whose theatre and concert works have been performed internationally. He is the composer of the musicals Was, Harold and Maude, Fall of ’94, Borrowed Dust, and Inventions for Piano, and his concert works encompass chamber, choral, orchestral, wind ensemble, and vocal music. His ballet, Chasing Home, was recently recorded by the Dallas Chamber Symphony and will be released later this year. In addition to Patti LuPone, he has served as music director and/or arranger for luminaries of Broadway and classical music, including Julie Andrews, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Renée Fleming, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Liz Callaway, Sierra Boggess, Catherine Malfitano, Elizabeth Futral, Kristin Chenoweth, Sally Wilfert, Polly Bergen, Faith Prince, Hugh Panaro, Michael Crawford, Howard McGillin, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, Rodney Gilfry, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more. He has taught music theatre composition at Yale and is a proud graduate of Northwestern University. 

“Many try, but few have the knockout punch of LuPone.” — The Washington Post  

“LuPone’s remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art.” — The Los Angeles Times  

“Patti LuPone has a miracle of a voice. It can be as big and bold as a brass band or as plaintive as a solitary woodwind.” — People 


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