Patti LuPone and Raúl Esparza in Deconstructing Patti.
Patti LuPone and Raúl Esparza in Deconstructing Patti.
(© Daniel T. Gramkee)

Deconstructing Patti: An Evening of Broadway Songs and Stories With Patti LuPone and Seth Rudetsky, a concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, raised $280,911 on Sunday, September 24.

The two-hour concert at the Nederlander Theatre, where she stars in War Paint, featured songs and stories from LuPone's storied career, with a set list that included "Some People," "Sleepy Man," "As Long as He Needs Me," and "The Ladies Who Lunch." Special guests include Howard McGillin, Raúl Esparza, Frances Ruffelle, and LuPone's current War Paint costar, Christine Ebersole.

Rudetsky has worked with LuPone for years and presented a smaller-scale version of this show elsewhere. It was the first time they performed it in New York City.

For tickets to War Paint, click here.