He is known as “the greatest entertainer on Broadway today – period” by the New York Post. The New York Daily News, Howard Kissel called his performance, “The most exciting time I’ve had in the theatre in ages. He could single-handedly revive American musical theatre.”
Who is this superstar? Mandy Patinkin.
Well know to viewers as CIA Division Chief Saul Berenson in the Emmy Award winning show, “Homeland,” Patinkin will help celebrate SOPAC’s 7th consecutive season, with a one-night only benefit concert called “Dress Casual,” this Saturday, June 22nd at 8:00 p.m. All proceeds from the concert will go to educational outreach programs, according to executive director Mark Packer.
Mandy Patinkin is a Hollywood and Broadway figure. In 1995, he won an Emmy Award for his critically acclaimed performance in the CBS series “Chicago Hope” and recently starred in shows such as “Criminal Minds” and “Dead Like Me.” He also won a Tony Award for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the Park With George. He returned to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical The Secret Garden (1991) and appeared as Marvin in Falsettos (1992). His one-man concerts include Mandy Patinkin in Concert, Celebrating Sondheim, and Mamaloshen. His other stage credits include The Wild Party (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), The Winter’s Tale, The Knife (Drama Desk nomination), Leave it to Beaver is Dead, Rebel Women, Hamlet, Trelawney of the ‘Wells,’ The Shadow Box, and Henry IV, Part I.
“We’re thrilled to be welcoming a legend of the stage, Mandy Patinkin, to our very own SOPAC stage,” says Packer. “As we’re about to embark on an exhilarating summer ahead, we pause to celebrate this past season and all the local supporters who helped make it possible.”
The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) hosts a variety of live performances, community events, and education programs for a diverse audience. SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz N’ the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions. SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in residence, Midtown Direct Rep, and its dance company in residence, Lydia Johnson Dance.
Currently, the show is sold out. To possibly find a few more tickets ($68-80 concert only; $150-$200 concert & post-performance reception) or to get more information, visit www.SOPACnow.org or call (973) 313-ARTS.