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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Welcomes Patti LuPone  “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Played That Part” Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 8 p.m.

July 21, 2014
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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts


Patti LuPone

 “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Played That Part”

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 8 p.m.


Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winner appears

at the ninth annual ARTS by George! benefit event


FAIRFAX, Va., July 21, 2014 – Hailed as “the American musical theater’s greatest living star” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone appears at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 8 p.m.

In this unforgettable gala concert, LuPone takes the audience on a marvelous journey through her long and triumphant career in theater, both on Broadway and around the world. This performance is a part of the ninth annual ARTS by George! benefit event held by George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticketholders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.

Titled “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda … Played That Part,” this spectacular concert featuresLuPone performing the songs from the roles in musicals that she could have played, would have played and should have played, along with those she did play or will be playing. Included on the program will be songs from “Hair,” “Bye Bye Birdie,” “Funny Girl,” “West Side Story” and “Peter Pan,” along with songs from her signature roles in “Evita” and “Gypsy.”

Patti LuPone earned Tony and Drama Desk Awards for her commanding portrayal of Argentine first lady Eva Perón in the original Broadway production of “Evita,” and Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards for her appearance as Madame Rose in the Broadway revival of “Gypsy.” Her other stage credits include Fantine in the original London production of “Les Misérables” (which earned her the Olivier Award), as well as roles in “The Robber Bridegroom,” “The Cradle Will Rock,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Anything Goes,” “Sunset Boulevard,” “Master Class,” “To Hell and Back” (with Philharmonia Baroque Opera), “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” (with Los Angeles Opera), “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” “Company,” “The Seven Deadly Sins” (with New York City Ballet) and “The Anarchist.” In addition, LuPone had recent guest roles on FX’s “American Horror Story: Coven” and HBO’s “Girls.” She recently returned to Carnegie Hall for her fourth solo concert, and teamed up with her longtime friend and “Evita” co-star Mandy Patinkin for their critically acclaimed show, “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.” She also signed a deal with the 54 Below club in New York City to perform two-week engagements at the venue twice a year through 2016. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller, “Patti LuPone: A Memoir.”

Tickets to Patti LuPone’s gala performance can be purchased for $100, $85 and $60 starting on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, or as part of ARTS by George! for $250/person, which is available now. For more information or tickets to the ARTS by George! benefit event, please visit or contact Deborah Páez Hoesly at or 703-993-4188.

Tickets for PATTI LuPONE are $100, $85 and $60. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) or charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @GMU_CFA.


About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance, Art and Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.


About George Mason University

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