THE SCREENING ROOM: Patti LuPone Performs "With One Look" in London (Video)

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24 Jun 2013

Patti LuPone in <i>Sunset Boulevard</i>
Patti LuPone in Sunset Boulevard
Photo by Donald Cooper

As first reported by, Tony Award winner Patti LuPone, who originated the role of Norma Desmond in the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, recently revisited material from that musical during a London concert engagement.

Playbill writer and LuPone's musical partner for the evening, Seth Rudetsky, detailed the night LuPone performed "With One Look" – Norma's sweeping Act One ballad – for

"It was very emotional for her to sing it again," Rudetsky wrote. "She started singing and stopped after four beats to collect herself. She started again and NAILED IT. So beautiful, so moving and the final D was AMAZING!!!!!!"

Read Seth's full account here.

Watch the video below of LuPone singing "With One Look" at the Leicester Square Theatre.

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Patti LuPone, with Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti, in Gypsy on Broadway (2008)
Photo by Joan Marcus