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Patti LuPone Speaks Her Mind: 'Cheap' Standing Ovations, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Uma Thurman, and More



Double Tony and Grammy Award winner Patti LuPone criticized the casting of Hollywood stars on Broadway and Uma Thurman's performance in Parisian Woman.

"I don't necessarily need to see film actors on stage, because they can't. Not in my country they can't. Can I just say, Uma Thurman in The Parisian Woman, anybody see it? Holy shit! I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm not sure there is a stigma any more [about Hollywood actors cast on Broadway], perhaps there should be. You want those people to come to the stage for the right reason and that is to honor the stage, honor the theatre and not be in for themselves, and I'm not saying that Uma was. It's hard work, so I want you to understand that I have nothing against Uma Thurman."

her criticism on the audience
"Ovations are cheap in America; it's almost as if they stand because they have spent so much money. I don't stand. In protest, I stay seated. I am in protest of standing ovations, I stay seated and I'm just making my point. It's too cheap to stand now."


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Tags: broadway / theatre, uma thurman
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