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Patti LuPone concert at Olympia’s Washington Center canceled

FILE: Broadway star Patti LuPone has cancelled a concert at Olympia’s Washington Center for the Performing Arts.
FILE: Broadway star Patti LuPone has cancelled a concert at Olympia’s Washington Center for the Performing Arts. AP

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts has canceled “Patti LuPone: Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda” concert planned for Sept. 27 because of a scheduling conflict for the Broadway star.

A press release from the center’s executive director Jill Barnes said, “An unforeseen conflict with her TV filming schedule for the Showtime series ‘Penny Dreadful’ has made it impossible for Ms. LuPone to travel to the Northwest in September. The Tony- and Grammy-winning actress is one of several to join the gothic horror series.”

LuPone’s role is still being kept under wraps, but she’s described as “a mysterious character of great importance in the life of Vanessa,” played by Eva Green.

Barnes also said in the press release, “Scheduling changes are rare, but also a reality. We worked diligently with her agent and the other presenters in the Northwest that had booked Ms. LuPone to find a mutually agreeable date, but we were not able to find one. ... We will keep our fingers crossed that we will have another opportunity in the future to bring Ms. LuPone to Olympia.”

Ticket holders are being contacted by Washington Center box office staff. Patrons will have the option of receiving a gift certificate for future ticket purchases or a full refund, or to make a tax deductible donation to the center.

Patrons are also welcome to contact the box office directly at 360-753-8586.

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