Broadway’s master songman and star of Showtime’s “Homeland,” MANDY PATINKIN, will bring his critically-acclaimed MANDY PATINKIN:  Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano to the Performing Arts Center’s Cohan Center on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8 p.m.

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer will take the audience on an unforgettable and powerful musical journey, filled with songs from a wide range of composers, such as Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Harry Chapin.

“Mandy is in the business of show stopping.  He is a musical force of nature….  Mandy doesn’t just sing songs: he embodies them.” – The New Yorker

“A tremendous one-man show.  (Patinkin) is a singer, raconteur, master of ceremonies, psychologist and daredevil stunt artist who loves standing alone on the stage, with only his trusty accompanist nearby, ready to fly off into the blue without a safety net.” – Chicago Tribune

Known most recently to television audiences as the riveting “Homeland” CIA chief Saul Berenson, Broadway enthusiasts remember that Patinkin has enjoyed an extensive list of theatre credits that include a Tony Award for his 1980 Broadway debut as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita and a 1984 nomination for his starring role as George in Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Sunday in the Park with George.

Numerous feature film credits include the sword-wielding threat-maker Inigo Montoya in cult classic Princess Bride and starring opposite Barbra Streisand in Yentl. On the small screen, Patinkin won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series, Chicago Hope,” and went on to star in CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and Showtime’s “Dead Like Me.”

Student and adult tickets for the performance range from $35.80 to $85 and may be purchased in advance at the Performing Arts Center Ticket Office, Tuesday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m, located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus.

TICKETS: 805/756-4TIX (4849) or order online at www.calpolyarts.org.

Sponsored by Jules & Brenda Hock and Joan Sargen and by Central Coast Printing.

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