Patti LuPone will be celebrated in an all-star evening of song and memories on Monday, March 12. The Acting Company will salute a founding member and board director with the help of two other founding members, Kevin Kline and David Schramm, joined by Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Harvey Fierstein, Zoe Caldwell, Laura Benanti, Boyd Gaines, Michael Urie, Melissa Errico, Howard McGillin, Steven Pasquale, Anthony Dean Griffey, Manoel Feliciano, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Tickets range from $75 to $175 from http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/226559 or at The Kaye Playhouse Box Office 212-772-4448. Benefit tickets, which include dinner with Patti LuPone and the cast, are available from 212-258-3111.
“Patti was with us in the beginning,” said Margot Harley, The Acting Company’s Producing Artistic Director, “and has never really left. She toured for our first four seasons and has continued to entertain for us, raise money for us and serves on our board of directors. Patti is a beloved member of The Acting Company family and we are proud to salute her and her extraordinary career. Will Patti sing for her supper? Yes!”
The Acting Company, the Tony Award-winning touring classical repertory Company, recently began its 39th national tour at the Guthrie Theater and will play New York’s Baruch Performing Arts Center in April presenting Julius Caesar, a new production directed by Rob Melrose of San Francisco’s Cutting Ball Theater, and The Comedy of Errors, directed by Ian Belknap. Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley in 1972, The Acting Company has brought classical and new works to under-served communities and into disadvantaged schools in 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a Tony for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards.
In addition to Patti LuPone, Kevin Kline and David Schramm, Rainn Wilson, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, David Ogden Stiers, Keith David and Jesse L. Martin are but a handful of performers who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.