Patti Issues PLAYLIST: The 12 Patti LuPone Videos That Inspired Ben Rimalower's Solo Show

By Ben Rimalower
24 Aug 2013

6. "As If We Never Said Goodbye" 

I lost a lot of sleep over Patti's whole Sunset Boulevard fiasco, following with baited breath each development from her participation in the 1992 workshop at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sydmonton estate, through all the rumors swirling around her run in the 1993 London premiere to her contract being broken so that Glenn Close could star in the 1994 Broadway production. To this day, I have the New York Times clipping announcing Glenn Close for Broadway (and adding that Patti was being considered for the workshop of Passion), which my grandmother sent to me with the note, "Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Maybe she'll do the Sondheim?"