Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:30PM | Ware Center
In celebration of our fifth season with Millersville University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, The Ware Center announces a special 5th Season Anniversary Gala featuring Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone in her critically-acclaimed concert, “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda… Played That Part.” Ms. LuPone will perform songs from musicals she could have played, should have played, did play and will play, on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Ware Center, located at 42 N. Prince Street in Lancaster.
ABOUT PATTI LuPONE
Patti LuPone is truly a Broadway legend, with an amazing list of credits that includes Broadway, film, television, and the written word. A two-time Tony Award winner for her performances as Eva Peron in Evita and Madame Rose in the 2008 Broadway production of Gypsy, she is also a two-time Grammy Award winner, for Best Classical Recording and Best Opera Recording for the LA Opera’s production of The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny¸ and was the first American actor to win London’s coveted Olivier Award for her performance as Fantine in the world premiere of Les Miserables. Ms. LuPone is also a 2006 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee and the New York Times best-selling author of Patti LuPone: A Memoir.
Ms. LuPone’s work in film includes parts in Driving Miss Daisy and Witness – shot right here in Lancaster County. On television, she most recently was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her performance as The Cut Wife on the Showtime series “Penny Dreadful” and will return as an entirely new character, Dr. Seward, when the horror-thriller’s returns for its third season this spring. Her many television credits include “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Girls,” “30 Rock,” “Glee,” “Will and Grace,” and 3 years as Libby Thatcher on the beloved ABC series “Life Goes On.” This summer, she will star as cosmetics tycoon Helena Rubinstein in the new Scott Frankel-Michael Korie-Doug Wright musical War Paint at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The evening is hosted by Paul and Judy Ware, and John and Vivien Anderson. Long-time community advocate and former Ware Center Director Harvey Owen returns from retirement in Florida to emcee this special occasion. The evening is made possible with support from Rodgers & Associates, Jim Hagelgans and Gale Zorian, and Millersville University.
Gala Circle $135 (Reception + Show) are still available for purchase online. For Regular $95 (show only), please call 717-871-5522. All sales are final; no refunds. Gala Circle tickets include a cocktail and appetizer reception at 6:30 p.m. A limited number of VIP Tickets (which include a private, limited-attendance dessert and cordial reception with Ms. LuPone) are still available. Please inquire on the website, www.ArtsMU.com.