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Acclaimed star of screen and stage @PatinkinMandy kicks off dazzling 30-concert tour, kicking off at the @KimmelCenter on 10/30. More info @ kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS PRESENTS
AWARD-WINNING STAR OF SCREEN AND STAGE
IN RIVETING CONCERT PERFORMANCE OF DIARIES
OCTOBER 30, 2019
“Mandy Patinkin is in the business of showstopping. He is a musical force of nature!”
- THE NEW YORKER
“Songs became heartfelt, sometimes humorous theatre in the hands of a masterful actor-singer, who gripped the audience in this intimate concert.”
– LIMELIGHT MAGAZINE, SYDNEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, September 9, 2019) – Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES showcases the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role yet: concert performing. This dazzling musical journey features a marriage of Mandy Patinkin’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, from Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, along with selections from his newest recordings. Accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, Mandy Patinkin performs this passionate evening of songs at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m.
“We are thrilled to host the iconic Tony® and Emmy® Award-winning Mandy Patinkin on our Cultural Campus to kick off his 30 city-concert tour,” said Ed Cambron, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Each year we bring the best of Broadway to Broad Street through touring productions, alongside storied solo performers who’ve made names for themselves on the stage. Patinkin’s new tour, brimming with personal favorites, cultivates a new level of intimacy for the audience and elevate his stage presence to even greater heights.”
Mandy Patinkin’s career spans the entertainment landscape, with celebrated performances in theater, concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. A force of nature from the start, Patinkin’s Broadway debut won him a Tony® Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. In 1984, he was nominated for his starring role as George in Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George.
Patinkin began his concert career in 1989 at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in New York City. Since then, he has created collaborations with artists including opera super-star Nathan Gunn in An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn, and his dear friend Patti LuPone in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. Most recently, Patinkin collaborated with award-winning performance artist, Taylor Mac, in The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville.
In addition to his celebrated stage career, Mandy Patinkin is no stranger to the screen. Currently, he can be seen in the award-winning Showtime Original Series Homeland as CIA Agent Saul Berenson. He won a 1995 Emmy® Award for the CBS series Chicago Hope and has starred in the CBS series Criminal Minds and the Showtime Original Series Dead Like Me. Additionally, Mandy Patinkin is perhaps best known in pop culture for his starring role as Inigo Montoya in the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.
Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: A Night with Janis Joplin (September 24, 2019, Merriam Theater), PHILADANCO GENESIS (October 5 – 6, 2019, Merriam Theater), Judy Collins: Love Letters to Stephen Sondheim (October 17, 2019, Merriam Theater), and An Evening with Sutton Foster (November 22, 2019, Merriam Theater).
MANDY PATINKIN IN CONCERT: DIARIES WITH ADAM BEN-DAVID ON
Kimmel Center Cultural Campus’ Verizon Hall
October 30, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $59.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, our mission is to engage the region’s diverse communities with art through performance and education. Our Cultural Campus serves more than 1 million guests per year and includes the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and the Merriam Theater- representing more than 160 years of rich history for the performing arts along Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. We are home to eight esteemed Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, we are the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. Our Cultural Campus serves as a preeminent and inclusive place to enjoy exceptional experiences that reflect the spirit of our region by cultivating a creative and socially-responsible environment where our community shares experiences that are delivered with pride, integrity, and respect. As a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization, we collaborate on, present, and produce a broad range of relevant and meaningful events, we serve as an active gathering space for social and community events, we educate the region’s young people through access to quality arts experiences, and we provide support to artists in the creation of new work. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is our proud sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2019-2020 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.
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