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EXCLUSIVE! Patti LuPone Doesn't Hate Cirque Du Soleil!

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She just doesn't LOVE that it's stealing all the thunder away from other Broadway shows.

Earlier this week, we reported on a story claiming that Broadway legend and beloved diva, Patti Lupone, had beef with Cirque du Soleil. In the article, she was quoted as saying that the show was a "big, bad brother" of a show that was too "loud" and "disenfranchised."

Well, apparently, this is all a HUGE misunderstand. Her publicist was kind enough to contact us on the matter EXCLUSIVELY and offered this explanation:

"Patti, as you may know, is one of your diehard fans and reads your website on a regular basis.

She asked me to contact you to clear up some misreporting in the story which you picked up.

She never said that Cirque de Soleil is too loud. She was speaking about over amplification of Broadway in general and how it alienates and distances the audience.

Her remarks to the interviewer about Cirque de Soleil were totally separate from that issue. Patti is a huge fan of Cirque de Soleil. Everytime she’s in Las Vegas she always ends up in the audience of one of their shows.

But she wishes that they would not perform near the Broadway theatre district since their current show at Radio City Music Hall is said to be sapping business away from a lot of Broadway musicals. She feels that Broadway needs all the help it can get."

Okay, first of all, you have no idea how hard it was for us to get past that first sentence. Patti, a diehard fan … of us! WE'RE DEAD. WE'RE DYING! She's a legend, an icon … she's Eva Perón!!! We're honored! Truly honored!

But more to the point, we couldn't agree with you more Ms. Lupone. We hear what you're saying and as an avid lover of the Great White Way, we see how some of the art of the theater is going unappreciated because of the mad rush to Radio City Music Hall. But fear not! Lovers of Broadway will find their way back to the Theater District, you'll see!

And thanks for reading!!!

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10 comments to “EXCLUSIVE! Patti LuPone Doesn't Hate Cirque Du Soleil!”

  1. 1

    *very* nifty!

  2. 2

    Anyone else HATING that Mario has yet another website that he is pushing viewers onto — Perizitos my ass — more websites = more ad revenues!! Greedy jerk.

  3. 3

    It is just me or do Patti and Pandora Boxx look a lot alike?

  4. 4

    DOn't care about this post. However, the above fashion post. If I see one man actually wearing that ridiculous outfit, regardless of his physique, I'm going to move to Mars.

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  6. 6

    Are you now an expert on Broadway since you visited NYC? This ain't celebrity juice.

  7. 7

    Re: Average Jane – Yes. Very annoying. But this website is dying a slow painful death. If I want news, I'll go the news websites. Mario is posting more political crap to stir the pot and get more posts. Worse, he has multiple accounts he uses them to post comments as a ploy to anger people and get more posts.

  8. 8

    So once again you print a made up story so the people involved need to get in contact and tell you its nonsense - so you can then put 'exclusive' on the next story instead of printing a retraction.

  9. SF90 says – reply to this


    Re: glamourextra – Came here to say the same thing.

    Perez, the reason it's "exclusive" to you is because you're the only person to post the made up story. Why would they contact other sites when you're the only one that posted the story?

  10. pj88 says – reply to this


    Patti is 100% right! Although Cirque is an incredible company and provides a wonderful contribution to the artistic industry, I do agree that the NYC "masses' may opt to skip a Broadway performance in favour of Cirque as it may appeal to the whole family more than same regular Broadway shows . People need to help Broadway thrive and remain an important industry to NYC and the artistic community. I think "limited" Cirque runs could be the answer. Also, the Tony's NEED to return to RCMH next year and Cirque is preventing that from happening.