Patti Lupone Headlines New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Pops Program

NEWARK — Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone headlines the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s 2012–13 NJSO POPS season finale in Newark and New Brunswick, June 1–2. The legendary diva, who last appeared with the NJSO in 2009, will perform songs from her latest album, “Far Away Places,” backed for the first time by full orchestra. The star of Broadway’s Gypsy will also sing signature songs from her illustrious career on stage and screen. Rob Fisher conducts.

“Nowadays Ms. LuPone generates more raw excitement than any other performer on the Broadway and cabaret axis,” writes The New York Times, citing the singer’s place among “international chanteuses [who] conquered show business with forceful, outsize personalities while playing by their own musical rules.”

Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark and Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. The June 2 performance is presented in collaboration with the State Theatre.

Tickets start at $20 and are available for purchase online at, by phone at 1-800-255-3476 or in person. The NJSO ticket office is located at 60 Park Place, 9th floor, in Newark; tickets are available by phone or in person Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 pm. Tickets are also available, by phone only, on concert-weekend Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are also available from the State Theatre ticket office online at, by phone at 1-732-246-7469 or in person. The State Theatre ticket office is located at 15 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick—hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., and at least three hours prior to curtain on performance dates unless otherwise specified.

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