As theatre lovers await the reopening of Broadway, two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone has released a video message to theatre fans around the globe.
The Olivier winner, who was in previews for the gender-swapped revival of Company when the pandemic shuttered theatres worldwide, says, "If there's an upside to having to be away from my spiritual home for so long, it was that it made me realize just how much theatre means to me. For those of us who love it, there's no substitute, and without an audience, there's no show."
The Broadway favorite also belts out a snippet of Gypsy's "Broadway." LuPone won her second Tony for playing Rose in the 2008 revival of that Broadway classic. She won her second Olivier for her role as Joanne in the London revival of Company. (LuPone won her first Tony for her work in the title role of the original Broadway production of Evita and her first Olivier for the London productions of Les Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock.)
The Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Company, directed by two-time Tony winner Marianne Elliott, is scheduled to resume performances December 20, with opening night set for January 9, 2022, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Tony winner Katrina Lenk is Bobbie.