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Mandy Patinkin on West Coast Live Saturday

posted by Chad Jones on Fri, Aug 27, 2010
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Tony and Emmy award-winning actor Mandy Patinkin will take a break from Compulsion rehearsals this weekend to make an appearance on West Coast Live.

Mandy Patinkin

The show will be broadcasting live from Freight & Salvage Coffee House, right across the street from Berkeley Rep. The show airs from 10am to noon Saturday morning and is broadcast on KALW 91.7 FM. You can also catch up with the show online.

Other guests slated for Saturday's broadcast include authors Neal Pollock and Joyce Maynard and Bay Area actress Margo Hall, who is making her Aurora Theatre Company debut in Trouble in Mind, the just-opened drama by Alice Childress.

When we announced that Mandy would be making his Berkeley Rep debut, we asked our blog friends to share their favorite Mandy performances. We got some nice responses. Some were just bursts of enthusiasm from fans, but we love those, too!

Below you'll find what some of our blog readers had to say.

  • "Loved him in the short-lived show Dead Like Me! And, I just remembered his amazing cameo in Run Ronnie Run! You gotta see it to believe it! — Alex

  • "Mandy was amazing in his role as the arrogant, brilliant heart surgeon in the TV series Chicago Hope. He was ever so slowly cracking under the extreme pressure which culminated in a magnificent, excruciating breakdown while singing in a cabaret after hours. Wow. That voice." — Lynka

  • "I have loved Mandy Patinkin for years. He can do it all! I will definitely be seeing Compulsion. Mandy! You are a renaissance man and performer. I loved you as Che! Rave on." — Ramona

  • "Welcome to Berkeley Mandy! I'm thrilled to be able to see him in person! Can't wait." — Janice

  • "Favorite performance is definitely Sunday in the Park with George. He's one of the best Sondheim interpreters." — Craig

  • "Mandy Patinkin has dazzled in all his film and TV roles, but I'm betting anyone lucky enough to see him on stage would call those his best performances." — Nancy

  • "Mandy Patinkin was an excellent Prospero in Shakespeare's The Tempest in NYC a couple of years ago." — Morton

  • Mandy Patinkin was amazing as Che in the Broadway production of Evita. We sat in the front row. My friend, Roselee, fell in love instantly. Must have been from all the spray being splattered when delivering one of his powerhouse songs!" — Larry

  • "I've had a crush on Mandy Patinkin for years!" — Francine


Our family is so excited to see Mandy in this performance. My children are familiar with his performance as Jason Gideon in Criminal Minds. His performances are always so heartfelt and amazing.

Robin | Sun, Aug 29, 2010

Can't wait...and what an awesome venue...very cool.

Espresso Makers | Tue, Aug 31, 2010

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