Patti LuPone examined constructive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
The theater legend will sit out her ongoing function within the present Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim’s “Firm” whereas she recovers from the virus. She is predicted to return to the manufacturing on Tuesday, March 8, a spokesperson for the present stated. LuPone reported signs earlier than the matinee of “Firm” on Feb. 26 and obtained an extra COVID take a look at which got here again constructive. A second take a look at confirmed the prognosis.
“She is residence resting, and everybody needs her a speedy restoration,” the spokesperson for “Firm” stated in an announcement.
LuPone is a serious attraction for the revival, which elicited largely constructive evaluations after a triumphant run on the West Finish. She portrays the hard-drinking, oft-married, and caustic Joanne and her eleventh hour quantity “Girls Who Lunch” routinely brings the home down. LuPone performed the identical function in London, profitable an Olivier Award for her efforts. “Firm” was initially scheduled to hit Broadway in 2020, however COVID scrambled these plans and shut down the reside theater enterprise in New York for greater than a 12 months.
LuPone’s is taken into account to be one in every of Broadway’s nice divas. She originated the function of Eva Peron within the Broadway premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” profitable her first Tony Award. She received a second for her acclaimed flip as Rose within the 2008 Broadway revival of “Gypsy.” LuPone additionally performed Fantine within the authentic London forged of “Les Misérables” and carried out in Broadway revivals of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Avenue” and “Something Goes.” She additionally starred within the 2010 authentic Broadway manufacturing of “Ladies on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” and the 2017 authentic Broadway manufacturing of “Warfare Paint.”
On display she has appeared in “Summer season of Sam,” “Witness” and “Driving Miss Daisy” and not too long ago had a serious function in Ryan Murphy’s “Hollywood.”