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STAGE REVIEW

An enchanted ‘Evening’ with LuPone, Patinkin

By Don Aucoin
Globe Staff / November 22, 2011

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“An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin’’ is constructed, very loosely, as a love story, borne along by selections from the great American songbook. The show is largely free of narration. Structurally, “Evening’’ somewhat resembles “Ten Cents a Dance,’’ John Doyle’s splendid evocation of a long and complicated relationship through the songs of Rodgers & Hart, which was performed at Williamstown Theatre Festival in August. One big difference: “Ten Cents a Dance’’ featured six performers, while “Evening’’ has the only two it needs.

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AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN

Conceived by Patinkin and Paul Ford

Directed by Patinkin

Sets, David Korins. Lights, Eric Cornwell. Costumes, Jon Can Coskunses. Sound, Daniel J. Gerhard. Dance consultant, Ann Reinking. Music director, Paul Ford.

At: Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 243 West 47th St., New York. Through Jan. 13. Tickets $25-$136.50. 212-239-6200, www.telecharge.com.