NASHVILLE, TN – Broadway’s master song man Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theater concert, “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES,” Jan. 29 to Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040 and at the TPAC Box Office at 505 Deaderick St.
“Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES” presents the acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. It’s a marriage of many of Patinkin’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings on Nonesuch Records, “Mandy Patinkin Diary January 2018” and “Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018.”
From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Patinkin takes you on a dazzling musical journey you’ll never forget.
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About Mandy Patinkin
Patinkin has carved out a varied career including theater, the concert stage, film, television and as a recording artist. In his 1980 Broadway debut, he won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Evita” and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Sunday in the Park with George.”
Patinkin’s other stage credits include: “Compulsion,” “Paradise Found,” “The Tempest,” “Enemy of the People,” “The Wild Party,” “Falsettos,” “The Secret Garden,” “The Winter's Tale,” “The Knife,” “Leave It to Beaver is Dead,” “Rebel Women,” “Hamlet,” “Trelawney of the ‘Wells’,” “The Shadow Box,” “The Split,” “Savages,” and “Henry IV, Part I.”
In 1989, Patinkin began his concert career at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City. Since then, he has toured his various solo concerts across North America, in London’s West End, through Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway. In addition to solo concerts, he has created collaborations with artists including opera star Nathan Gunn in “An Evening with Mandy Patinkin & Nathan Gunn,” touring the U.S., Australia and New Zealand; with Patti LuPone in “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin,” which has toured since 2007 and played Broadway in 2012; “Bridges,” a concert with musicians from various countries in the Middle East and most recently “The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville,” with Taylor Mac and direction by Susan Stroman.
Patinkin’s newest feature film is “Before You Know It.” Other feature films include “Life Itself,” “Wonder,” "Smurfs: The Lost Village,” “The Queen of Spain,” “Ali and Nino,” “Wish I Was Here,” “The Wind Rises,” “Everybody’s Hero,” “The Choking Man,” “Pinero,” “The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland,” “Lulu on the Bridge,” “Men with Guns,” “The Princess Bride,” “Yentl,” “The Music of Chance,” “Daniel,” “Ragtime,” “Impromptu,” “The Doctor,” “Alien Nation,” “Dick Tracy,” “The House on Carroll Street,” “True Colors” and “Maxie.”
In television, Patinkin won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series “Chicago Hope” and starred in the CBS series “Criminal Minds” and in the Showtime Original Series “Dead Like Me.” Currently, he can be seen in the Award-winning Showtime Original Series “Homeland” as CIA Agent Saul Berenson.
As a recording artist on CBS Records, Patinkin released two solo albums, “Mandy Patinkin" and " Mandy Patinkin In Concert: Dress Casual.” Recently on the Nonesuch label, he recorded three digital albums including “Mandy Patinkin: Diary January 2018,” “Mandy Patinkin Diary April/May 2018” and “Mandy Patinkin Diary December 2018.” Also with Nonesuch are “Experiment,” “Oscar & Steve,” “Kidults” and “Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim.” In 1998, he debuted his most personal project, “Mamaloshen,” a collection of traditional, classic and contemporary songs sung entirely in Yiddish. The recording won the Deutschen Schallplattenpreis (Germany’s equivalent to the Grammy Award).
As diverse as his professional life has been, Patinkin’s education in the field of social activism has been even more varied and continues to evolve. He has helped raise funds for organizations dear to his heart including Brady Campaign, PAX, Association to Benefit Children, American Jewish World Service, Search For Common Ground, National Dance Institute and ACLU. He is a board member of the Arava Institute and continues to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), highlighting the plight of refugees worldwide.
Patinkin resides in New York City with his wife, actress and writer Kathryn Grody.
About Adam Ben-David
Adam Ben-David has been living his “bucket list” dream of accompanying Mandy Patinkin in concert since 2016. He has been active as an arranger, music director, conductor and pianist on Broadway for the past 22 years. His credits include: “The Book of Mormon,” “Jersey Boys,” “Spring Awakening,” “Wicked,” “High Fidelity,” “The Light in the Piazza,” “Bombay Dreams,” “Aida" and “Once Upon a Mattress.” He has accompanied numerous artists including Kelli O'Hara, Jarrod Spector, James Taylor, Patti LuPone and Megan Hilty. He is currently composing a theatrical adaptation of the children’s classic “From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.” He is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.