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I was busy welcoming a new experience. I had never done a movie before.

Beauty is not everything!

I`ve played American, Italian, Greek, French. I`ve been really lucky that way.

I`m very grateful that so many people are not sick any longer... I`m so grateful not to be going to so many funerals, and losing my friends.

San Francisco has just blown us all away. I also understand Angels in America didn`t do well there.

We`re going to Puerto Rico, where we`re gonna close. And we`re so excited, we can`t see straight.

It`s communication - that`s what theatre is all about.

I`d like to get the word out there, the word has to be spread.

Theatre is immediate gratification.

We were taking collections for people with AIDS in New York around Easter.

I have to make this love affair believable enough. It`s very European.

Southern California, they have been amazing. They`re totally with us.

After about 15 minutes, you feel that you`re winning them over.

You knew the dance numbers, and you knew that Fosse was gonna put it together, so you had to start at that level of energy again.

The show did go on, but came very close to not going on at all.

I`m not comfortable with just me, me, me. That`s boring.

Somebody told me once I wasn`t Latin enough, and that made me laugh.

You can feel whether an audience is tightened up and pulled back. Of course the opposite is an audience like we`ve been having in LA, which is fabulous.

I don`t know what Texas is all about. We kinda make jokes about it, like being run out of town. But we`re brave enough to face it.

I can tell you where my Tonys are. They`re in a beautiful place in my living room, in a glass cabinet.

My hairdresser and I found ourselves shopping at Bloomingdale`s with nothing to do for days.

The company we`ve got now is brilliant.

I have been very lucky, I have only had one bad experience.

You take a plug and put it in a socket, and that`s what the theatre is-it lights up right away. You speak, and they respond immediately.

I`m an old-fashioned girl.

I don`t think I`ve ever played Houston.


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