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re: Patti LuPone coming up on THE LATE SHOW with Stephen Colbert n/m
Last Edit: keikekaze 10:54 pm EDT 05/24/22
Posted by: keikekaze 10:51 pm EDT 05/24/22
In reply to: re: Patti LuPone coming up on THE LATE SHOW with Stephen Colbert n/m - portenopete 12:45 pm EDT 05/24/22

I quite liked Patti's "Ladies Who Lunch" as performed on Colbert's show. She's acting the song, presumably the way she acts it in the show, as a lady who is rather more than half in the bag. That accounts for the laugh. And while she does not actually over-stress the interior consonants, she is careful with them, as a soused person would do, because she wants to make sure they come out right. I really could not find anything at all wrong with that performance, and I'm a pretty tough audience. (She even gets a laugh in a place most singers don't, with a most daintily refined "drink to that" right after a seemingly out-of-control "I'll.")

And while I've never felt that a Company with a female Bobby was a burning necessity, I'm a bit sorry now that it wasn't done some years back when Patti might have played "Bobbi" herself. Patti, after all, has given the only rendition of the song "Being Alive" that I've ever really believed. She doesn't start really belting it until the final section after the release. She begins it quite softly, and she's the only singer who has ever given me the impression that she (that is, her character) was actually learning something--about herself, about life--that was just now occurring to her, while she was singing.
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