The title says it all. Patti LuPone, who originated the role of Norma Desmond in the world premiere production, sings "With One Look" in London for the first time in 20 years. The role was promised to her on Broadway and was shockingly given to Glenn Close instead without warning or negotiation. The score fits LuPone like a glove and the song sounds stunning. A true artist makes moments like this while using the sheet music.
And let me take the chance to thank Patti LuPone for allowing this video to go online for the world to see. It was made private early last week with the promise it would return after her last show in London today. It's a wonderful record of a brilliant performing doing what she does best. People can learn from what LuPone does in this performance.