In today's New York Times article Let Her Entertain You. Please! about the indomitable Patti LuPone, Michael Cerveris just says it all: “She’s more than capable of living up to every story you hear about her, outrageous as well as courageous. A night out with her is not for the faint-hearted. Neither is squaring off with her onstage, and I mean that as a compliment.”
Patti, bring it on.
(Look closely and you'll see the image of me in the picture - it's a sign. Maybe a miracle, even.)