LuPone says she’d like to teach singers raised on a steady diet of “American Idol” to quit embroidering composers’ music.

“It’s terrible,” she says. “When I give master classes and I hear kids sing that way, I’ll ask them, ‘Was that riff built into the song? No? Then what gives you the right to rewrite?’”

“The Broadway sound is singing the notes as written,” LuPone says. “It’s that simple.”

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Sometimes I think Patti’s brain is connected with mine. I was literally ranting about this yesterday. And I gave my actors this speech when they asked to add a riff to “If Mama Was Married.”

08:54 pm, by oppreciate 15