Happy Valentine’s Day all you fans of Broadway musicals. The original star of Evita is back in town and Seth Rudetsky‘s got her. Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone will be featured in two conversations/performances with Rudetsky on Valentine’s Day at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Rudetsky will ask LuPone questions and accompany her in a selection of songs from across her Broadway career. A career that not only includes Evita, but also Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Les Misérables and most recently, War Paint.
Given that LuPone performed “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” on the Grammy Awards, it would seem as though her feud with composer Andrew Lloyd Webber may be over. If so, perhaps she’ll sing a song from Sunset Boulevard. (ALW chose to have Glenn Close do the role on Broadway even though LuPone had originated the role of Norma Desmond in London.)
If I could put a request in, I’d love to hear her reprise her memorable Act 1 closing number from John Corigliano’s The Ghosts of Versailles. But that is unlikely to happen.