Prepare to be Amazed by Mandy Patinkin at Warner
Known for his role as Inigo Montoya in "The Princess Bride," Patinkin has worn many hats, including theater. He brings his act to the Warner with Broadway tunes and American hits.
Thursday, Jan. 9
Over 20 years ago, a dashing Spanish swordsman leapt onto the screen with the iconic words: "Hello. I am Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."
As movie lines go, that ranks up there among the most memorable and oft-repeated; as films go, The Princess Bride has become a treasured classic; and as performers go, Mandy Patinkin is one of the most gifted, versatile, and beloved working today.
So what a treat — and an honor — for Erie that the Emmy winner will be coming to the Warner Theatre stage for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES.
Those of you who first met Patinkin as Montoya might be surprised to learn that his career began on Broadway in the 1970s. Just four years after his debut on the Great White Way, Patinkin scooped up the 1980 Tony for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, for his origination of the role of Che in Evita. He followed this with a 1984 nomination for Best Actor for Sunday in the Park with George, another role he originated.
For the past 45 years, Patinkin has worn many hats, taking his gifts from the stage to the screen (as Saul Berenson on Homeland, Jason Gideon on Criminal Minds, and Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on Chicago Hope just to name a few), in a variety of mediums and genres (partnering up with everyone from Patti Lupone to the Muppets), and he is bringing all that verve and all that brio to Erie, performing a selection of songs ranging from Broadway tunes to classic American hits.
Hello. He is Mandy Patinkin. His performances electrify. Prepare to be amazed. — Cara Suppa
7:30 p.m. // Warner Theatre, 811 State St. // $44 - 74 (see URL for full ticket pricing) // nacentertainment.com/mandy-erie