If you needed another reason to tune into the CW’s groundbreaking show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, musical theatre fans, here it is: Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is set to appear on an upcoming episode of the series, The CW confirms.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend follows Rebecca Bunch, a depressed New York attorney who impulsively moves to California to follow her So-Cal summer camp ex-boyfriend, Josh Chan. The musical comedy puts Rebecca’s struggles in the spotlight, and that includes her relationship with her mother, played by four-time Tony-nominated actor Tovah Feldshuh.
On October 25, Feldshuh posted on her professional Facebook page that she and LuPone would appear together on the show.
The CW says that “Patti will play a pivotal person from Rebecca’s past that she rediscovers when she returns to her hometown for a family celebration.”
Feldshuh had audiences cheering and laughing at her Fiddler on the Roof-style solo “Where’s The Bathroom?” during the series’ premiere season.
Could LuPone be Rebecca’s aunt—a.k.a. Feldshuh’s character’s sister? No word on this yet, but all will be revealed during episode 210, slated to air in 2017.
Update October 26, 2016 4 PM:
In response to the above article, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Rachel Bloom tweeted:
It's true. She's here right now. And she's amazing. https://t.co/qVGubcPWIC
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) October 26, 2016
And Patti LuPone has now weighed in on being a part of the show and how she got to be there in the first place.