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

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I have to agree. Seeing Bernadette was one of the best, most moving experiences I've ever had at a show.
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I think it was just to prepare the audience. She does have a reputation to uphold. If a lung comes flying out into the orchestra, people need to know its not her best so they can't make a definitive judgement. But I do agree with other members that if they made an announcement for Ms. LuPone, they should have done the same for Ms. Benanti. Then again... it IS "Patti LuPone Gypsy", so... :)
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Are Patti and Laura still sick? I'm seeing the Saturday matinée and I'm hoping to catch them while they're at 100%.
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Patti seemed at the top of her game last night, but Laura had the sniffles. Both were great.
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Mutts2, my feelings exactly. The audience doesn't need to be informed about how you're feeling before you come on stage. I feel like it is definitely an ego stroking tactic for the star. In what job does anyone get to say they're not feeling up to par before executing what it is they do?? We get up, go to work and perform our duties to the best of our abilities and people create their opinions on how we did. Sometimes, we're not feeling 100% and we have to call in sick. Sometimes we just push through. We're human...even Miss Lupone. If she was able to do the show, then there was no need to announce that she was ill. I would have thought of nothing else if I had heard the star was not well at the performance I attended.
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This picture haunts me.

re: 'Ladies and gentlemen, Patti LuPone is not feeling well today.'

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