All that will change on November 11th, when Ghostlight Records proudly releases "Patti Lu Pone at Les Mouches," a digitally-restored concert recording of Lu Pone's 1980 solo show.
Ghostlight President Kurt Deutsch, along with longtime producing partner Joel Moss and co-producers Ben Rimalower and David Lewis, have culled performances from the venue's original board mixes, and assembled a recording that captures the raw energy and excitement of a once in a lifetime concert event, and a moment in time.
But there was another Patti Lu Pone performance taking place -- one that only a comparative handful of people were aware of: Every Saturday night at midnight, for 27 weeks, after performing one of the most demanding roles ever, she made her way to Les Mouches - a legendary nightclub in New York City, to perform a solo concert...
This was a one-woman tour de force that -- until now -- only the lucky few who were on hand knew about.
-- GQWhat is most special about this Lu Pone performance is the individual ingredients she brings to it.
There is the freshness she had in The Robber Bridegroom, the Everyman quality she employed in Working and the fire of Evita. Miss Lu Pone's recent stage credits include her debut with the Los Angeles Opera in Weill-Brecht's Mahagonny, the world premiere of Jake Heggie's new opera To Hell and Back with San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Mrs.
Her CD recording, based on this concert, was named one of 1999's best recordings by both The Times of London and Time Out/New York.
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Tambourine Man.' Lu Pone mixed it up in a spirited assortment of familiar Broadway tunes, songs from 'Evita', and more.
In addition to the abovementioned tracks, "Patti Lu Pone at Les Mouches" will include 'Rainbow High', 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina', 'Come Rain Or Come Shine', 'Not While I'm Around', 'Meadowlark' and more.