Opera & Broadway Star Partner for Australia Concert Tour

Theater fans Down Under are in for a treat this summer (or winter for the northern hemisphere), with two major American singers preparing to kick off a concert tour of Australia. Playbill.com is reporting that Tony Award winner Mandy Patinkin will join baritone Nathan Gunn for the seroes, which will launch Nov. 21 at Hamer Hall in Melbourne.

Patinkin, who earned a Tony award for Evita, and opera star Gunn (who has taken on musical roles with the New York Philharmonic in Carousel and Camelot) will be joined by Patinkin's frequent collaborator, pianist Paul Ford, as well as Gunn's wife, concert pianist Julie Gunn, during the four-concert tour that is produced by John Frost, Phil Bathols and Opera Australia.

Engagements are also planned for the ASB Theatre in Auckland (Nov. 24), the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall (Nov. 26) and the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane (Nov. 28).

Tickets are available at mandypatinkinlive.com.