Digitally Restored from the Original 1980 Concerts!
"Anyone who thinks there are no volcanoes in Manhattan should check out Les Mouches any Saturday midnight in March. It is here at the witching hour that Patti LuPone fulminates, thunders and showers the room with sparks of her debut cabaret act." -- NY Daily News (1980)
"LuPone's night club act, which she performs at midnight, contains almost as much flash as does her performance as Eva Peron at the Broadway Theater, but it reveals her to be a far different person. LuPone, the cabaret artist, appears in a suit of tails dusted with sequins, and she is far more the hard-working minstrel lady in the tradition of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli than femme fatale." -- The Arts (1980)
Don't cry for Patti LuPone--every New York street is a street of dreams for Broadway's raving, raging Evita. On Saturdays, when her show lets out, the tempestuous singer-actress travles downtown to Les Mouches to strut her hell-bent cabaret stuff. -- The Villager (1980)
With a wide assortment of songs from Fats Waller to Bob Dylan, her taut, tight act, recently reprised at New York's Les Mouches, is highlighted by a presence filled with power, authority and confidence, which, she claims, are the result of theatrical training. Plus, its dazzling to hear her voice--which rings through a Broadway theater--adapt itself so well to a much smaller space. – GQ (1980)
What is most special about this LuPone performance is the individual ingredients she brings to it. There is the fresness she had in The Robber Bridegroom, the Everyman quality she employed in Working and the fire of Evita. -- Curt Davis, New York Post (1980)