LuPone Blurbs

March 11, 2011
By broadway_broad SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
broadway_broad SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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Many things happen in the world of theater. Patti LuPone, the notorious diva is now on a rainbow high due to the great work this woman has done in the past. Patti LuPone headlines stories such as: She recently closes her new musical, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, original film by Pedro Almodóvar, almost a month early. The cast of the show was disappointed with this closing because of its short notice. In other news, Patti LuPone is upset about Barbra Streisand starring in and possibly producing and directing a new movie musical version of Arthur Laurent’s Gypsy. LuPone hopes Streisand will call her offering her the part (fat chance LuPone). LuPone as well was upset about that the fact Streisand was set to play Eva Peron in the Evita movie, but Madonna ended up with the title role instead. Breaking news that LuPone and Streisand had a smack down in Central Park. Patti LuPone was seen with black eye at Sardi’s for spectacular dinner (Totally made up.) Patti LuPone in negotiations with Jerry Herman for the title role of Hello, Dolly! for the recent Broadway revival of the show. This would be Patti LuPone’s first Jerry Herman musical on Broadway. Patti LuPone is set to play Joanne in the Philharmonic’s concert staging of the musical Company in April. There will only be 3-4 shows. The role of Bobby will be played by Neil Patrick Harris. John Stewart will co-star as well. Patti LuPone recently was honored for her work in the theater by the Drama League. Many of her past co-stars and friends attended the celebration honoring her work from work with John Houseman’s The Acting Company, up until her work on the show, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. And this is Patti LuPone’s stage career, at the moment, in a nutshell for now.
Many other Broadway divas are at large in the Broadway world. Bernadette Peters recently closed the grand, Sondheim musical, A Little Night Music, starring as the role of Desiree. Accompanied with a star filled cast, Peters along with Elaine Stritch walked away with a few good reviews and the adoration of performers and audience goers alike. Now, Peters is working on a string of concerts with many stops along her tour. She is set to play Sally in the Kennedy Center’s adaptation of Follies in late spring. In the world of divos, the recent revival of La Cage Aux Folles will now be featuring Harvey Fierstein, writer of Torch Song Trilogy and the book for La Cage Aux Folles, as the role of Alban. As Tony Award season is approaching, many shows are opening and running up there stage time for the ability to be nominated. With an upset at the Grammies, American Idiot won for the best musical recording, instead of Catherine Zeta Jones’s revival of A Little Night Music. Though the world of theater becomes more modern every day, the classics still withhold the great truth they always have.

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