Patti LuPone's career on the musical stage exploded with her Tony-winning portrayal of Eva Peron in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice blockbuster "Evita." Since then, the versatile Broadway baby has also racked up successes as a recording artist, cabaret singer and TV and film actor. In recent years, LuPone has added opera to her resume. She shares top billing in Los Angeles Opera's production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion through today.
She gave Lynn Heffley a glimpse of her cultural tastes:
Don't have [a TiVo]. But if I did, it'd be "The Office" and "Ugly Betty."
IN THE NETFLIX QUEUE
Fellini's 1952 film "The White Sheik."
IN HEAVY ROTATION ON iPOD
Jeez, I've been meaning to get one. When I do, it'll be Doris Day and Andre Previn's "Duet," Howard Fishman Quartet, Ivan Lins, Dylan's "Modern Times," Prince's "3121" and Crosby, Stills & Nash.
SOUNDTRACK FOR COMMUTE
Every classical station in every city I play.
"Bertolt Brecht: Diaries 1920-22"
and "The Seven Addictions and Five
Professions of Anita Berber: Weimar Berlin's Priestess of Depravity."
TOP INTERNET DESTINATIONS
lelands.com -- an auction site where I get the best gifts for my husband.
I'm cultural-addicton free.
SECRET WEAPON FOR
NAVIGATING THE CULTURE
Listening to and learning
from my son, 16-year-old