This week, Alec sits down with Patti LuPone – who has 26 Broadway credits and two Tonys, one for "Evita" and one for "Gypsy." LuPone is known for her opinions; she’s passionate. “I love what I do,” LuPone tells Alec, “I love the audience, and I love the fact that I get to do it. ... I love our craft very, very, much, and it’s a noble craft.”
And Patti LuPone has perseverance. As she recounts to Alec, on the opening night of "Evita," she had the flu and threw up in the sink. More than 20 years later, LuPone finished her last day of radiation for breast cancer treatment and went straight to rehearsal for "Sweeney Todd" at the New York Philharmonic. “We have a responsibility,” says LuPone. The audience has “come to see me, … they know that I know they’re there, and … when an actor acknowledges the audience, then you can have a moment of ecstasy."
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