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Patti LuPone Celebrates Her Son's Opening Night With The Acting Company

Joshua Johnston, LuPone's son, is now a second-generation member of the legendary troupe.

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Patti LuPone with her son Joshua Johnston, the family's newest touring member of The Acting Company.
Patti LuPone with her son, Joshua Johnston, the family's newest touring member of The Acting Company.
(courtesy of The Acting Company)

Joshua Johnston, son of two-time Tony winner and Broadway mainstay Patti LuPone (Gypsy), is following in his mother's footsteps. He is currently performing at the Pearl Theatre in The Acting Company productions of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and Hamlet, prior to a four-month national tour. This comes 41 years after LuPone's tour with The Acting Company as a young actress herself alongside future Broadway stars including two-time Tony winner Kevin Kline (Cyrano de Bergerac), David Schramm (Finian's Rainbow), and David Ogden Stiers (Irving Berlin's White Christmas). LuPone is a founding member of the acclaimed theater company.

"My four years with the Company taught me practically everything I know about stagecraft," said LuPone. "They are lessons I apply to this day. I am thrilled that Josh has those same opportunities. He's the first second-generation member!"

Take a look at LuPone with her son, Joshua Johnston, posing together on the opening night of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Click here to read TheaterMania's review of Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Click here for more information and tickets to Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

Click here to read TheaterMania's interview with Patti LuPone.

Tags: Patti LuPoneThe Acting CompanyPearl TheatreHamletRosencrantz and Guildenstern are DeadJoshua Johnston


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