PHOTO ARCHIVE: Patti LuPone's Stage Career... So Far
By Matthew Blank
Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returned to Broadway this month in the world premiere of David Mamet's two-actor drama The Anarchist. Playbill.com offers a look back at some of her stage highlights spanning nearly 40 years.
Most recently seen in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, LuPone has starred in the world premieres of Sunset Boulevard, Les Miserables and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as productions of Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, The Cradle Will Rock, Sweeney Todd and Pal Joey. She earned her first Tony Award, for Evita, in 1980, and her 2nd for the 2008 revival of Gypsy.
Her touring concerts include An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, Matters of the Heart and The Gypsy in My Soul.
Here is a look back at some of her life on stage:
Tony Award-nominated and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow) also directs the 90-minute play that takes its inspiration from figures from the American political scene of the 1960s. It officially opens Dec. 2. The production is scheduled for a 14-week run through Feb. 17, 2013.
According to producers, "LuPone plays the title character and Winger plays a prison official. These actresses will make theatrical fireworks as one character, put away for life, wants out while the other wants to make sure she stays inside. This explosive new work by Mamet is about passion, redemption, deception, and revolution."
The Anarchist marks Winger's Broadway debut. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee for "Terms of Endearment," "Shadowlands" and "An Officer and a Gentleman." Her stage appearances include The Exonerated, How I Learned to Drive and Ivanov.
The Anarchist has scenic and costume design by Academy Award winner Patrizia Von Brandenstein and lighting by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter. The premiere is produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Howard and Janet Kagan.
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