Thanks for sharing. I had nearly forgotten that I had tickets to see Close in LA but my trip was thwarted by the earthquake in 1994. Perhaps if I had seen her there my feelings would be different. And to be fair LuPone is my favorite musical theatre diva so she was going to be a touh act to follow for me. By the way I have no investment at all in this whole idea that Close stole the role from LuPone. I just simply want to hear a bigger voice sing the score. But by many accounts, including your above, Close was quite special live, and I don't doubt it.