About This Show
Two-time Tony and Grammy award winner Patti LuPone performs at Steppenwolf for one night only alongside Sirius XM Radio host and creator/star of Broadway's Disaster! Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. This unscripted evening will be a seamless mix of intimate, behind-the-scenes stories of her career through insightful, funny and revealing questions posed by Rudetsky. A legendary actress and singer, LuPone has earned 7 Tony nominations over the course of her career. This spontaneous evening of hilarity and show-stopping songs is not to be missed.
Patti LuPone last appeared in Chicago in the world premiere production of the musical War Paint, which she went on to star in on Broadway earning Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for her performance as cosmetics pioneer Helena Rubinstein. A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances in Evita and Gypsy, her NY stage credits include: Shows for Days; The Seven Deadly Sins (NY City Ballet); Company (NY Philharmonic); Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle 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). Opera: The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), To Hell and Back (SF Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra), The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera-debut), Regina (Kennedy Center). Film credits include: Cliffs of Freedom (upcoming), The Comedian, Parker, Union Square Recent TV: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “Penny Dreadful” (Critics Choice Award nomination), “Girls,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “30 Rock,” “Glee.” She is a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company and the author of the NY Times best-seller Patti LuPone: A Memoir. This fall Ms. LuPone will return to the West End stage in director Marianne Elliott’s new production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company. www.pattilupone.net
Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon host on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's "On Broadway" as well as the host of Seth Speaks on Sirius/XM Stars. As an author, he penned "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan" and the sequel "The Rise And Fall Of A Theater Geek" (Random House) as well as three volumes of "Seth's Broadway Diary" featuring inside scoop and hilarious stories from all of the stars he's worked with. He co-wrote and co-starred in "Disaster!" (NY TIMES “critics pick") last season on Broadway. "Disaster!" also premiered to rave reviews in London's West End in November. In June 2016, he and his husband, James Wesley, co-produced a recording of "What The World Needs Now" with stars like Idina Menzel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carole King, Audra McDonald which went to number one on iTunes and raised $100,000 for the Orlando shooting victims (and is still raising money. Buy it!). On Inauguration Day 2017, he and James started "Concert For America", a monthly series around the country (including S.F.!) helping 5 non-profits being hurt by the current administration. Stars such as Kelli O'Hara, Barry Manilow, Stephanie Mills, Vanessa Williams, Andy Cohen and more have performed and you can watch the next one streamed live on ConcertsForAmerica.com. For more information visit www.sethrudetsky.com.