My favorite fellow Texpatriot Liz Smith knows all about The Patti:
". . . PATTI LuPONE and Michael Cerveris will go on with their merrily gruesome pie-making through Thanksgiving in Broadway's delicious, dark, avant garde revival of "Sweeney Todd" - directed with wicked bravura by John Doyle. The show, which opened last fall, was nominated for six Tonys, including LuPone for Best Actress in a Musical. She didn't win, but with this long run, she's having the last laugh. And when she laughs as Mrs. Lovett . . . well, go see for yourself, she's sensational."