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“I have been incredibly fortunate over the course of my
career to have been associated with some extraordinary
dramatic and musical productions, and also some rather
spectacular disasters. Looking back, I can find gifts and
life lessons in every one.”
The legendary Patti
LuPone is one of the theatre’s most beloved leading ladies.
Now she lays it all bare, sharing the intimate story of her
life both onstage and off--through the dizzying highs and
darkest lows--with the humor and outspokenness that have
become her trademarks.
With nearly 100 photographs,
including an 8-page four-color insert, and illuminating
details about the life of a working actor, from inspired
costars and demanding directors to her distinct perspective
on how she developed and honed her Tony Award–winning
performances, Patti LuPone: A Memoir is as
inspirational as it is entertaining. And though the title
might say “a memoir,” this is ultimately a love letter to
the theatre by a unique American artist.
Long Island’s North Shore, Patti discovered her calling at
the age of four and knew that she was destined for the
stage. A prodigiously gifted child, she was one of only 36
young actors chosen for the inaugural class of The Juilliard
School’s Drama Division, where she fought near-constant
criticism from her instructors, and here describes those
early years with disarming frankness.
From the heady
days of her early twenties—crisscrossing the country as a
founding member of the classical repertory theatre ensemble,
The Acting Company--to her early success on Broadway, her
four-year stint as Libby Thacher on the television series
Life Goes On, her loving marriage to Matt Johnston,
and much, much more, Patti chronicles her professional and
personal life with inimitable candor and wit.
With its insightful retrospective of her
career-defining turns, both on Broadway and abroad, in
Evita, Les Misérables, Anything Goes,
Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd, and
Gypsy, Patti LuPone: A Memoir reveals the
artist’s deeply felt passion for music and the theatre and
is, in the end, the compelling and quintessential tale of an
exceptional life well lived.
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Talk of the Nation - September 20, 2010
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