Meryl Streep's Boozy Singing Is A Perfect Snapshot Of Lockdown Life

Written by on April 27, 2020

We’ll drink to that! 

Meryl Streep bought again to her theatrical roots ― nearly, anyway ― alongside friends Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald to carry out “The Women Who Lunch” because it has by no means been carried out earlier than. 

The trio gathered through Zoom on Sunday night time to croon the basic ballad, which was launched within the 1970 Broadway musical “Firm.” The quantity was a part of “Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration,” a livestreamed tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim. 

To many viewers, nonetheless, it additionally completely captured life in self-isolation. Not solely did Baranski, McDonald and Streep sip wine and cocktails with humorous abandon, they did so of their bathrobes and within the consolation of their very own houses ― on a Sunday night time, no much less. 

Streep, in the meantime, delivered the efficiency’s most iconic second when she ready to refill her martini glass with scotch, however opted as an alternative to chug straight from the bottle. 

For a lot of followers, it was “the last word temper.” 

“Take Me to the World” got here at a difficult time for New York’s theater business. All Broadway reveals are closed via no less than June 7 as a part of a ban on gatherings of 500 individuals or extra to assist curb the unfold of COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus. 

A gender-swapped revival of “Firm,” starring Katrina Lenk and Patti LuPone, had been slated to open on Broadway March 22, Sondheim’s 90th birthday. 

Catch the total “The Women Who Lunch” efficiency beneath. 


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