EXCLUSIVE: Hear Patti LuPone Sing ‘A Lot of Livin’ to Do’ Before Her New Album Drops

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Listen to the legendary singer preview the Bye Bye Birdie hit before her Don’t Monkey With Broadway hits shelves September 29.
Patti LuPone <i>Don’t Monkey With Broadway</i>
Patti LuPone Don’t Monkey With Broadway Courtesy of Broadway Records

On September 29 two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone releases her latest album, Patti LuPone Don’t Monkey With Broadway, on the Broadway Records label.

Currently on Broadway in the new musical War Paint, LuPone recorded the album live at the John W. Engeman Theatre in Northport, Long Island. With music direction and arrangements by Joseph Thalken, the two-disc album expresses LuPone’s concern for the current path of Broadway in an ode to the art she loves.

Ahead of the release, LuPone has offered Playbill an exclusive first listen to her rendition of “A Lot of Livin’ To Do” from Bye Bye Birdie. Though LuPone only performed in the show as an amateur—when she was about 15 years old with the Patio Players—the score still holds a place in her heart: “I had a little dilemma that has plagued me to this day. I didn’t want to sing just Rosie’s songs. I mean, Rosie has great songs, but so does Conrad.”

Listen here:

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See the full track listing below:

Disc One
1. Please Don’t Monkey With Broadway
2. “Plot didn’t matter… neither did gender or age.”
3. A Lot of Livin’ To Do [5:57]
4. “In my senior year at Northport High School…”
5. Happy Talk
6. “I went to my very first audition in New York City…”
7. Big Spender [11:47]
8. “This musical inspired me…”
9. Easy To Be Hard
10. “Where was my big Broadway musical?”
11. Meadowlark
12. “I went home and slept for nine months…”
13. Millworker
14. “My musical theatre education…”
15. I Could Write a Book/There’s a Small Hotel
16. “I didn’t just like pretty songs…”
17. I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No
18. If
19. Some People
20. Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

Disc Two
1. Trouble
2. “It didn’t matter...”
3. Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat
4. Blow, Gabriel Blow
5. “I am a product of the Northport Public School System…”
6. Sleepy Man
7. Something’s Coming
8. “There are two roles I would be perfect for.”
9. A Boy Like That/I Have a Love
10. Somewhere
11. “Here are three by Steve…”
12. Another Hundred People
13. Anyone Can Whistle
14. Being Alive
15. “There are a few constants in that neighborhood…”
16. Give My Regards to Broadway
17. The Ladies Who Lunch
18. Some Other Time

Patti LuPone Don’t Monkey With Broadway will be released digitally and in stores September 29. To pre-order a copy visit BroadwayRecords.com.

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