Patti LuPone Teases Broadway Return and Chances of a Second Memoir in TV Insider Interview

Patti LuPone Teases Broadway Return and Chances of a Second Memoir in TV Insider Interview

In a recent interview with TV Insider, Broadway legend Patti LuPone discussed everything from her upcoming regular role on Showtime's Penny Dreadful to the way she wants to end her career.

LuPone also spoke about WAR PAINT, saying, "I've been with this show forever. It'll be four years by the time it hits Broadway. The music and lyrics are by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, the gentlemen who brought us Grey Gardens. Doug Wright wrote the book, which is based on the rivalry between Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, two titans of the cosmetic industry. I love it a lot. We'll see what happens."

Upon being asked whether or not she would write a second memoir, the actress said, "I chose to end it with a Broadway hit, but if I continue my life story with a second book it would have to start out with back-to-back Broadway flops-Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and the Mamet play The Anarchist. [Laughs] Gee, that really gives me something to look forward to, doesn't it?"

Of course, LuPone's beef with cell phone-using theatre-goers came up. "I will always fight that battle," LuPone said. She went on, "The more people speak up about it, the more likely things will change. But it shouldn't be up to the actors to fight this battle. It should be up to house management and the theater owners."

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