Schimmel Center at Pace University Presents
Far Away Places
Conceived And Directed By Scott Wittman
Musical Arrangements By Joseph Thalken
A Part Of Schimmel Center’s Broadway/Cabaret Series
Performance On Saturday, May 9 At 7:30pm
For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University’s Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London’s Les Misérables); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees.
After seeing Ms. LuPone’s Far Away Places, Stephen Holden of the New York Times heralded, “She generates more raw excitement than any other performer on the Broadway and cabaret axis.” He exclaimed that the show was “brilliant”, adding that Far Away Places “certified her place in the lineage of quirky international chanteuses like Lotte Lenya, Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, who, like Ms. LuPone, conquered show business with forceful, outsize personalities while playing by their own rules.”
Far Away Places premiered to rave reviews at 54 Below, in a cabaret setting, and now the theatrical legend will be bringing renowned concert to the Schimmel Center, Pace University’s intimate proscenium theater. It is expected that this combination of LuPone and a traditional theater will add even more fireworks to this high octane evening.
Patti LuPone will return to the New York stage this summer in Douglas Carter Beane’s new play Shows for Days, under the direction of Jerry Zaks, for Lincoln Center Theater. One of her last Broadway appearances was in the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the new musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, for which she was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Other recent New York stage appearances include her debut with the New York City Ballet as “Anna 1” in their new production of The Seven Deadly Sins and her performance as “Joanne” in the New York Philharmonic‘s production of Company.
Ticket prices for Patti LuPone performing Far Away Places at Schimmel Center range from $79-$119. The performance will take place on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online at schimmel.pace.edu, by calling (866) 811-4111 or (212) 346-1715, or in person at Schimmel Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday from 1pm-6pm. Schimmel Center is located at 3 Spruce Street in downtown Manhattan.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit http://schimmel.pace.edu or call toll-free (866) 811-4111.
All performance take place at Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan.
Performances take place at Schimmel Center at Pace University located at
3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan
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- In person in advance at Schimmel Center Box Office, open Monday-Friday from 1pm-6pm
- Day of show at Schimmel Center starting two hours before curtain
A visit to Schimmel Center offers an opportunity to come marvel at the new Fulton Center’s impressive, “sky-reflector-net dome,” and catch a glimpse at the new bright future of downtown Manhattan’s financial district. A visit to Fulton Center and Schimmel center is as easy as 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z and R.
Schimmel Center at Pace University is located within the University’s downtown campus, has been an active part of Manhattan’s artistic community for 35 years. Located one block east of City Hall and immediately adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, Schimmel Center’s 672-seat theatre regularly hosts academic and community events in addition to its yearly schedule of the world’s finest music, theatre, and dance. Over the past twelve years, Schimmel Center has served as a founding venue for The River-to-River Festival (2002), hosted both The Tribeca Film Festival and The Tribeca Theatre Festival (2001), provided a headquarters for The National Actors Theatre (2002 to 2004), presented the only Democratic Presidential Debate to present all ten candidates for the 2004 election, and actively hosts James Lipton’s award-winning Bravo series Inside the Actors Studio, taped on Schimmel Center’s stage since 2005. The Schimmel Center is located just blocks away from the latest, majestic city landmark, Fulton Center.
For more than 100 years, Pace University has helped prepare students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience. Pace has three campuses in New York City, Westchester, and White Plains. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls approximately 13,500 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, via its rapidly growing Performing Arts Department, Lienhard School of Nursing, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and School of Law.