Patti LuPone on Broadway in Shows for Days by Douglas Carter Beane LuPone in One of first Productions for 2015-16 Broadway Season

Patti LuPone to star in Shows for Days by Douglas carter Beane.

Patti LuPone to star in Shows for Days by Douglas carter Beane.

Patti LuPone to star in Shows for Days by Douglas carter Beane.

Patti LuPone, star of numerous Broadway shows and Tony winner, returns to Broadway in a new play by Douglas Carter Beane. The play is an autobiographical piece entitled Shows for Days. Jerry Zaks will direct the play, which opens June 29 at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Previews will begin June 4.

LuPone on Stage

LuPone with Winger in The Anarchist.

LuPone with Winger in The Anarchist.

LuPone, who last appeared on Broadway with Debra Winger in David Mamet’s The Anarchist, is now performing in The Ghosts of Versailles at the L.A. Opera. Her Broadway stage credits include two Tony winning performances, one for her portrayal of Mamma Rose in the revival of Gypsy and the other for her creation of the role of  Eva Perón in the Broadway premiere of Evita. Other stage appearances include leads in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Sweeney Todd, and Anything Goes. She also had a 68-performance run with Evita co-star Many Patinkin in An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which ran at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre from November 21, 2011 to January 13, 2012.

Shows For Days

The autobiographical stage rendering by Beane is drawn from his experience as a teen in Reading, Pennsylvania. The play focuses on a 14-year-old named Car who becomes inspired by a woman running a community theatre group at the Prometheus Theatre. The woman, played by LuPone, has dedicated her life to the theatre group, producing, directing, designing, and starring in their productions. Further casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date for Shows for Days.

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    Paul Mroczka

    Paul Mroczka has served Theatre By the Sea as associate director and playwright-in-residence. He has directed for companies including North Country Center for the Arts, Pontine Movement Theatre, The Theatre of Newburyport and the Palace Theatre. A former National Endowment for the Arts fellow in playwriting, he has also garnered a Shubert Fellowship, the Jason Miller Award and has received grants from the New Hampshire Council for the Humanities. His plays have been performed at New York’s La MaMa La Galleria, Nat Horne Theatre, and Manhattan Punchline Theatre, among others. His interactive planetarium show, Pathfinders, is running at the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium in Concord, NH. Recent directorial assignments include Good People, Steel Magnolias, and The Complete World of Sports (Abridged) at The Barnstormers Playhouse in New Hampshire, and Rumors, Orpheus in the Underworld, and The Glass Menagerie at PSU. This summer Paul finished an initial draft of his new play, Smart Money ... Read Full
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