"Ladies and gentlemen, Patti LuPone is not feeling well today."

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Well this should hush the people that always seem to have this perception that Patti has been a show-misser.


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Hm... I've never really heard that. Even the haters seem to be able to admit that she at least shows up.
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"Well this should hush the people that always seem to have this perception that Patti has been a show-misser."

What? I don't think anyone has ever said that, or had that perception.
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This is one of the most fickle boards EVER.

Yes, people do have that perception. I don't know where it came from, but it came. I think it was from the 6-show EVITA schedule. I distinctly remember there being a long detailed thread argument about it a while back. Then, NOISES OFF came...I don't know, I can't follow all this stuff. It's petty water under the bridge as far as I'm concerned. But, seriously, I have read people ON THIS BOARD and elsewhere talk about LuPone's reputation for missing shows.

EDIT: I NEED TO LEARN TO TYPE....sorry.
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water on the bridge?
that's a really big mic...
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"Water under the bridge" is a saying that means it is in the past or no longer relevant/important or you have moved on.
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Nice metaphor, theaterkid.

*glare*
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Some divas
May get a cough.
See the doctor and
Take the day off.
That's okay
For THOSE divas,
For those not pros
Like Patti Luuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
Well, they can bitch and MOAN...

BUT NOT LUPONE!
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thanks priest. I guess I should be more forward with my snide comments in the future.
that's a really big mic...
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Haha, I just realized that he typed "water ON the bridge," and that's what you were responding to... I thought you typed "under" also and were wondering what the phrase meant...I gotta read more carefully cause I feel dumb.


"One no longer loves one's insight enough once one communicates it."

The opposite of creation isn't war, it's stagnation.
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Yeah, well not as dumb as I do. I just spent a good twenty mintues trying to find the thread I'm talking about to no avail. It was about John Lloyd Young and "Jersey Boys", and so naturally LuPone came up.

Oh, and Emily, shut up or I'll slap you harder....and your little dog too.
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I give Patti credit for doing the show.

Yet I have to wonder if such an announcement was ever made when Ethel Merman was ill and still performed in "Gypsy." Did she ever miss a performance?
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PalJoey needs to record a CD.
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Oh, and Emily, shut up or I'll slap you harder....and your little dog too.

Teddy, I don't know if you're manly enough to be The Wicked Witch of the West.

Keep workin' on it.

re: 'Ladies and gentlemen, Patti LuPone is not feeling well today.'
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I thimk, despite her reputation, Merman did miss a few shows due to, of all things, vocal troubles. And, I believe that when she returned, songs were lowered to help make the run easier. Somebody, back me up?

Well, Emily, at least I'm not playing an elephant who can't bring a ledger out on time.
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LOW BLOW!

You spelled "think" wrong.
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Back when there was an article about Fantasia missing 50 shows in the post, it also said that Ethel never missed a show during her run in Gypsy.
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It's not the best idea for Patti to miss a show of PATTI LUPONE GYPSY, especially at this point in the game, when the Tony voters are out and about.
And then what if you are?
What a Prince would envision?
Although how can you know who you are till you know
What you want, which you don't?
So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight, And yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right And you know that you'll never belong?
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I'd just like to point out that one of the ads at the top of the page has a big red live lobster at the middle.

that is all.

that's a really big mic...
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If she wasn't going to call out, it was very diva-ish and pointless for her to have it announced that she wasn't feeling well. "I'm going on even when I'm sick, aren't I wonderful?"
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If she wasn't going to call out, it was very diva-ish and pointless for her to have it announced that she wasn't feeling well. "I'm going on even when I'm sick, aren't I wonderful?"
It's a catch 22. Calling out would make her look diva-ish, and to announce it would let people, especially industry people, know that her vocals wouldn't be the best, and that she would probably be hacking up a lung a scene or two.

And plus, we're all aware Patti isn't the most humble person in the world.
And then what if you are?
What a Prince would envision?
Although how can you know who you are till you know
What you want, which you don't?
So then which do you pick:
Where you're safe, out of sight, And yourself, but where everything's wrong?
Or where everything's right And you know that you'll never belong?
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I just think it was unnecessary. I've performed when I was so sick that I barely made it out of bed, but I didn't feel the need to announce it to the world (until now). re: 'Ladies and gentlemen, Patti LuPone is not feeling well today.'
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I believe Merman actually did miss some shows of GYPSY due to a burst blood vessel.
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You go, PalJoey!

That was brilliant.
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I've performed when I was so sick that I barely made it out of bed, but I didn't feel the need to announce it to the world (until now).

And how many people in the audience came to specifically see you in the show? I'm not trying to sound nasty, but this is Patti's show. If she doesn't feel well but she's still performing, at least audience are prepared to see performance that won't be at her best.
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