So I just got back from seeing the fabulous Miss Patti Lupone (accompanied by Seth Rudetsky.)
Now, except for maybe the anal sex I once had backstage with Judy Garland in drag while quoting Oscar Wilde, this was the gayest thing I've ever done.
I'm not a "theatre" gay by any stretch. Sorry. I missed that gene.
But my friend Dennis asked me to go, and, although it meant staying up late on a school night, I said, "sure, what the hell."
Anyway, she was fabulous. Very funny....and enthusiastic.
There was no phoning it in with her.
She brought down the house with hits from Evita, Les Miserables, Gypsy...all the hits, I guess...and a bunch of other shows I'd never heard of.
I would have taken a photo, but I didn't want this to happen.
Ok, so maybe I would have LOVED for this to have happened.
Just not to me, you know.
Actually one of the best parts of her patter was about cell phone and camera abuse at the theater.
She's right. If you can't divorce yourself from technology for a few hours in a theater, then you've got a problem, don't you think?
She even performed this song...almost as enthusiastically as she did back in the day on the Merv Griffin(!) show.