Patti LuPone's Far Away Places Will Get Orchestral Premiere With NJ Symphony Orchestra in June

By Adam Hetrick
April 19, 2013

Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) will debut the full orchestral version of her latest concert evening, Far Away Places, June 1 and 2 with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.



Far Away Places, directed by Scott Wittman and written by Jeffrey Richman, opened the new Manhattan music venue 54 Below in June 2012. Since then, LuPone and her team have expanded the concert.

Rob Fisher will conduct the concerts that will take place June 1 at 8 PM at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark; and June 2 at 3 PM at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. LuPone will also offer several of her signature tunes. For tickets, visit njsymphony.org.

As previously reported, LuPone will also perform the new, fully orchestrated version of Far Away Places Nov. 7 at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.  

The evening features "a little bit of Gypsy in My Soul, which has never been done in New York, and one song from Patti LuPone on Broadway, 'Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking,' and the rest is brand-new," the award-winning actress told Playbill.com last summer. Among the new songs are "Pirate Jenny," "Traveling Light," "Black Market" and the title tune. 

LuPone is also among headliners on the 2013 Playbill Broadway On the High Seas Cruise this summer.

"Patti LuPone Far Away Places," which was recorded during the two-time Tony winner's engagement at 54 Below last summer, was released Jan. 15 by Broadway Records. The live album also includes dialogue and stories that thread the evening together. The songs featured on the album follow.

"Gypsy In My Soul" (Clay A. Boland and Moe Jaffe)
"Nightlife" (Willie Nelson)
"Bilbao" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"Far Away Places" (Alex Kramer and Joan Whitney)
"Black Market" (Frederick Hollander)
"Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" (Cole Porter)
"I Wanna Be Around" (Johnny Mercer)
"Ah, the Sea is Blue" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"I Cover the Waterfront" (Johnny Green and Edward Heyman)
"Pirate Jenny" (Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht)
"By the Sea" (Stephen Sondheim)
"I Regret Everything" (Bill Burnett and Marguerite Sarlin)
"Hymn to Love" (Edith Piaf and Marguerite Monnot)
"Travelin' Light" (Jimmy Mundy and Trummy Young)
"Nights on Broadway" (Bee Gees)
"September Song" (Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson)

Read Playbill.com's coverage of LuPone's concert here.

Check out highlights of LuPone's Far Away Places below: