March 22, 2023

Patti LuPone Appears At State Theatre NJ

A LIFE ON BROADWAY: Patti LuPone performs classic show tunes at State Theatre New Jersey in “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” on March 25. (Photo by Rahav)

State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick presents “Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey with Broadway” on Saturday, March 25 at 8 p.m. The Broadway star and three-time Tony Award-winner will be performing classic Broadway show tunes. Tickets range from $39-$69.

LuPone will share how her lifelong love affair with Broadway began through the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin. “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” is conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with music direction by Joseph Thalken.

Recently, LuPone won the 2022 Tony award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, for her role as Joanne in Marianne Elliott’s production of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical Company. She previously received two Tony awards for her performances in the original Broadway production of Evita and the 2008 Broadway production of Gypsy.

Her other stage credits include War Paint, Shows for Days, The Seven Deadly Sins, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sweeney Todd, Noises Off, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Accidental Death of An Anarchist, The Water Engine, The Robber Bridegroom, Master Class, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, and The Cradle Will Rock.

LuPone has also been featured in popular films and television programs including Beau is Afraid, The School for Good and Evil, Last Christmas, Cliffs of Freedom, The Comedian, Parker, Union Square, Driving Miss Daisy, Witness, Hollywood, Pose, Mom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Penny Dreadful, Girls, American Horror Story (NYC and Coven), 30 Rock, Glee, Frasier, and three seasons as Libby Thatcher on ABC’s Life Goes On.

Additionally, LuPone has appeared in the opera performances of 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), and Regina (Kennedy Center). She was also a founding member of both the Drama Division of The Juilliard School and John Houseman’s The Acting Company. LuPone is the author of the New York Times best-seller Patti LuPone: A Memoir

The State Theatre New Jersey is at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick. Visit for tickets.