By Ben Rimalower
24 Aug 2013
12. "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina"
I've seen Patti sing "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" a million times and she always seems to find resonance in it. In Patti Issues, I call Patti's video of her performance at Les Mouches, "the Holy Grail of Patti LuPone videos," and indeed, the first time I watched it, I was I immediately transported back to that time "when Patti was the toast of the town, starring in Evita on Broadway and selling out week after week in this smash hit cabaret act!" Now, after everything that happened to me, "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" has resonance for me too.
(Ben Rimalower is the author and original star star of the critically acclaimed Patti Issues. Read Playbill.com's coverage of the solo show here. Visit him at benrimalower.com and follow @benrimalower on Twitter.)