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Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim

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    Audra McDonald and Mandy Patinkin were special guests on The Colbert Report, as the show threw what it humbly dubbed the "Wedding of the Century." Host Stephen Colbert officiated an on-air wedding ceremony for a couple whose wedding plans were thwarted by the US government shutdown. To help celebrate the newlyweds, Patinkin offered a non-denominational Jewish blessing and McDonald sang Billy Idol's "White Wedding" for the couple's first dance. Watch it here. Audra McDonald was due to perform at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, this week, but the concert was canceled due to the government shutdown and will be rescheduled.

  • Watch: Mandy Patinkin, Stephen Colbert, Michael Stipe Sing "Good King Wenceslas" on "The Colbert Report"

    Mandy Patinkin continued the holiday sing-along at The Colbert Report when he joined Stephen Colbert and REM's Michael Stipe to sing the traditional carol "Good King Wenceslas" on Comedy Central last night. Watch the performance here. The trio performance closed out an episode of the show in which Patinkin and Colbert engaged in a spirited discussion of his role as Saul Berenson on the hit Showtime series Homeland and much more. It also follows the previous night's duet between Colbert and Audra McDonald on "Baby It's Cold Outside."

About this Album

The actor-singer-Broadway star offers a deeply personal survey of Sondheim's repertoire on this double disc, recorded live at Philadelphia's Prince Music Theatre. The album, says the Chicago Sun-Times, "suggests why Patinkin has long been considered a quintessential Sondheim interpreter."

Credits

MUSICIANS
Mandy Patinkin, vocals
Paul Ford, piano

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Tom Lazarus, Paul Ford, and Mandy Patinkin
Recorded live in concert, February 2002, at the Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, production of Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Celebrating Sondheim, by Tom Lazarus and Michael McCoy
Edited and mixed by Marc Stedman and Tom Lazarus at Classic Sound, New York City
Mastered by Joe Lambert at Classic Sound

Music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, except disc one, track 1, book by James Lapine; disc two, track 12, music by Richard Rodgers. Arrangements by Paul Ford and Mandy Patinkin

Before the original Broadway production of Sunday in the Park with George opened in May 1984, Mandy Patinkin took a life-drawing class at the Arts Student League in New York City, as his role required him to sketch his fellow actors playing the various characters in George Seurat’s painting, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of la Grande Jatte. The cover is one of a collection of sketches Patinkin made on stage throughout the show’s run.

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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