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Mandy Patinkin To Perform In San Diego One Night Only


Patinkin Will Headline the 31st Annual JFest With an Evening of Song at Balboa Theatre

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE,” to Balboa Theatre on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. This powerful and passionate evening of song is part of the 31st Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival, better known as JFest, and co-produced by San Diego Theatres, the nonprofit organization that operates both Balboa Theatre and San Diego Civic Theatre.

The show presents the acclaimed actor/singer/storyteller in his most electrifying role: concert performer. The set list is a marriage of many of Mandy’s favorite Broadway and classic American tunes, along with selections from his newest recordings. From Randy Newman to Stephen Sondheim, from Harry Chapin to Rufus Wainwright, Mandy Patinkin takes the audience on an unforgettable musical journey.

“For more than 25 years we have dreamed of Mandy Patinkin headlining JFest. On Broadway, in movies, and TV, he is a legend and superstar. This year especially, we are proud and excited to bring so many people together for an uplifting concert that celebrates Being Alive,” said Todd Salovey, JFest Artistic Director.

Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theater, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. In his 1980 Broadway debut, Mandy won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role as George in the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, “Sunday in the Park with George.”

In 1989, Mandy began his concert career at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in New York City. Since then he has toured his various solo concerts across North America, in London’s West End, through Australia and New Zealand, as well as on Broadway and Off-Broadway.

In television, Mandy was recently seen as Judge Wackner in the Paramount+ series “The Good Fight.” He won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series Chicago Hope,” and starred in the CBS series “Criminal Minds” and in the Showtime Original Series “Dead Like Me” and “Homeland” as CIA Agent Saul Berenson.

As diverse as his professional life has been, Mandy’s education in the field of social activism has been even more varied and continues to evolve. He has helped raise funds for organizations dear to his heart including Brady Campaign, PAX, Association to Benefit Children, American Jewish World Service, Search For Common Ground, National Dance Institute, and ACLU. Mandy is a board member of the Arava Institute and continues to work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), highlighting the plight of refugees worldwide.

This event is part of the 31st Annual JFest, a celebration of Jewish musicians, performers, and artists that runs May 30 – June 30, 2024, across San Diego. The full JFest program will be announced Spring 2024. Tickets for Mandy Patinkin in Concert: BEING ALIVE start at $50 and are on sale via Ticketmaster.


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