Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, will bring his critically acclaimed Broadway theatre concert, Mamaloshen, to Toronto this fall.
Now see Patinkin, in what has been touted as his most personal project to date, in Mamaloshen, featuring a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish.
By special request of HGJTC, Mandy will end the evening with a few numbers from his popular Broadway songbook.
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin has an extensive list of theatre credits that include Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre. He won a Tony Award for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita and was again 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), appeared as Marvin in Falsettos (1992), and in 1997 played a sold-out engagement of his one-man concert, Mandy Patinkin in Concert, with all profits benefiting five charitable organizations. Mandy's other solo concerts, Celebrating Sondheim and Mamaloshen have been presented on Broadway, Off-Broadway and have toured the United States.
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. In 1998 he released his most personal project, Mamaloshen, a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish.
The recording of Mamaloshen won the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis (Germany's equivalent of the Grammy Award). Patinkin's live performances have received wide critical acclaim and include songs from Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Randy Newman, Adam Guettel and Harry Chapin, among others. Pamela Sommers of the Washington Post wrote, "The most arresting thing about Patinkin is the conversational, often impassioned quality of his singing...you find yourself listening like you've never listened before," and Clive Barnes of the New York Post called him, "the greatest entertainer on Broadway today - period." Patinkin will return to Broadway for a limited engagement concert run with Patti LuPone this November.
Individual tickets will are now on sale for Mamaloshen. For more information, visit http://www.hgjewishtheatre.com/mamaloshen.html.