Win the Tony, write a memoir

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Hot off a big Tony win, actress Patti LuPone announces she's going to write a memoir. The untitled book is scheduled to come out in 2010, according to the publisher, Harmony Books, an imprint of Random House.

In her acceptance speech Sunday night, LuPone gave a shout-out to the Ravinia Festival for their continued summertime collaborations with her, specifically in regard to her pre-Broadway work on "Gypsy," for which she won this year'sTony Award. Maybe the book will feature a chapter on Ravinia (hint, hint). LuPone's only other Tony win came nearly 30 years ago when she won for originating the title role in "Evita."

Broadway star Patti LuPone just
after winning the Tony for her
role as Mama Rose in "Gypsy."

According to the publisher, LuPone will write about "her beginnings in Northport, Long Island, where she discovered that being onstage was the one place she couldn’t get into trouble, she takes us on the roller-coaster of professional highs ... and emotional lows (her humiliating firing from ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ nightclub work in the Catskills to pay the bills).’’

No word on how much she'll be paid for the book.

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I was thrilled to hear this news! LuPone is hilarious, and I am sure her memoir will be both amusing and thoughtful. I look forward to reading it. She is a class act all the way!

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