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posted Friday, April 29, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 18
Patti LuPone puts on a damn fine concert
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Patti LuPone puts on a damn fine concert

by Eric Andrews-Katz - SGN A&E Writer

PATTI LUPONE
'DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY'
EDMONDS CENTER FOR
THE PERFORMING ARTS
April 21


Patti LuPone appeared at the Edmonds Center for the Performing Arts. Her magnificently powerful voice was easily heard throughout, as Ms. LuPone brought to life her in concert show, 'Don't Monkey With Broadway.' Assisted by a single piano player and the local vocal groups Captain Smartypants and Sensible Shoes, Ms. LuPone graciously celebrated her birthday (April 21) by giving the Edmonds' audience a gift; she put on one damn fine concert.

Opening with Cole Porter's 'Don't Monkey With Broadway,' Ms. LuPone took to the stage and ruled it. Explaining the current production was a newly expanded incarnation of her previous in concert show, 'Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...have played that part,' she sang songs from shows she's both appeared in (usually singing other characters' songs), and those not yet accomplished. Ms. LuPone sang songs from the repertoires of Rodgers & Hart, as well as Rodgers & Hammerstein. When the Diva of Broadway took on the heavy patter song of, 'If You Hadn't But You Did' (Comden/Green & Jule Styne) from Two on the Aisle, it was the first glimpse into the incredible night ahead. Taking a moment to show a softer side, Ms. LuPone serenaded the audience with 'Easy to Be Hard' from the rock musical, Hair.

As could be expected, she covered several songs from the vast Stephen Sondheim songbook. From the show Company, she sang 'Another Hundred People,' while from West Side Story (a show she professed was one she loved) she did the difficult duet (with herself no less), 'A Boy Like That.' From her Tony Award-winning performance in Gypsy (Sondheim/Style) she sang 'Some People.' She even included an extremely moving monologue from the rarely seen show, Working (Studs Terkel). With the chorus of Captain Smartypants (whom Ms. LuPone 'accidentally' referred to as 'Captain Spankypants') and Sensible Shoes behind her, Ms. LuPone crooned through The Robber Bridegroom's (Alfred Ulry/Robert Waldman) 'Sleepy Man' - a role she was Tony-nominated for in 1976, and also On the Town's (Bernstein/Comden/Green) 'Some Other Time.' They also backed her up on a song from her 1988 Tony-nominated performance from Anything Goes, 'Blow, Gabriel, Blow'; the two choirs adding beautiful harmony to Ms. LuPone's leading vocals. Although additional songs might have been expected, ('Rose's Turn/Everything's Coming Up Roses' from Gypsy or anything from her incredible (and 2011 Tony-nominated) performance in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), there was NO disappointment with anything Ms. LuPone presented on that stage.

Two numbers that were sung brought unanimous and deserved applause from a grateful audience excited to hear them. The music only barely started from Stephen Schwartz's beautifully haunting 'Meadowlark,' a song from the musical The Baker's Wife that has become somewhat a part of theatrical urban legend, when the audience exploded with approval. Even that didn't compare when Ms. LuPone ended Part One of the evening's venue with her 1980 Tony Award-winning performance hit, 'Don't Cry For Me, Argentina.' It was also from Evita (and after the two choirs and audience sang 'Happy Birthday') that Ms. LuPone returned to the stage to perform her encore, 'What's New, Buenos Aires.'

There is a reason why Ms. LuPone has legendary Broadway status; the girl can sing! Her voice is powerful, precise and can easily dominate any song it chooses. Whether Ms. LuPone was belting out a signature hit or crooning a peaceful lullaby, she put on a damn goodconcert, with her warning loud and clear: 'Don't Monkey With Broadway!'

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