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Patti LuPone coming to The Washington Center Sept. 27

Broadway superstar Patti LuPone is coming to Olympia on Sept. 27 as part of her “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” tour.

A two-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winner, LuPone will share stories from her career and perform songs from “musicals which she could have played, should have played, did play and will play,” according to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts’ website.

The 7 p.m. show will be on The Washington Center’s main stage, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia. A pre-show gathering with live music and refreshments will be at 5:30 p.m.

Friends of The Washington Center can purchase tickets now through the box office only. Tickets go on sale to the public at noon June 17.

The 66-year-old LuPone’s career has included films such as “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Summer of Sam” and “State and Main.” Her television appearances include “Glee,” “30 Rock” and “Fraiser,” for which she earned an Emmy Award nomination. Stage performances by the 1972 graduate of The Julliard School include “The Seven Deadly Sins,” “Gypsy,” “Noises Off” and “Sweeney Todd.”

She won her two Grammy Awards — best classical album and best opera recording — in 2008 for “Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.” She won her first Tony Award in 1980, as best actress in a musical, for “Evita.” In 2008, she won the same award for her role in “Gypsy.”

LuPone will be appearing in “Shows For Days” from Saturday-Aug. 23 at New York’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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