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    Broadway legends perform greatest hits in Arizona

    Broadway superstars Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin reunite to create a one-time theater concert on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Centennial Hall, where tickets can be purchased for $40 to $80.

    LuPone and Patinkin are two of the most recognized individuals in American theater. Their charisma and exuberant voices have graced stages across the country.

    Both performers have appeared in Broadway shows for many years. LuPone is a singer and actress best known for her Tony Award-winning performance as Eva Perón in the 1979 musical, “”Evita.”” She was also highly recognized as Fantine in the original London cast of “”Les Miserables.””

    Patinkin is an actor on stage as well as on screen. He has appeared in roles on “”Chicago Hope,”” “”Dead Like Me”” and the first two seasons of “”Criminal Minds.”” His film appearances include “”The Princess Bride,”” “”Alien Nation,”” “”Yentl,”” “”Men With Guns”” and “”Dick Tracy.””

    But it was in 1980 when LuPone and Patinkin first met in the production of “”Evita.”” Their dazzling performance led to both of them winning Tony Awards that year.

    “”These are two of Broadway’s greatest stars coming together 25 years after their award-winning roles in the original cast of “”Evita,”” said Mario DiVetta, publicity and marketing associate for UApresents.

    Their performance will include many of their best known hits from previous Broadway musicals.

    “”Patti and Mandy will not just be performing their greatest hits from musicals like “”Evita”” and “”Gypsy,”” but will be performing a fully choreographed show,”” said DiVetta. “”They will be performing scenes from some of Broadway’s best loved musicals like “”South Pacific”” and “”Carousel.””

    For those who love Broadway musicals, this performance should not be missed.

    “”We hope the audience will leave having heard some of the most cherished and beloved Broadway songs performed by two legends at the top of their game,”” said DiVetta.

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