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WEB EXTRA: Tommy Tune and Patti LuPone

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Muriel Kauffman Theatre at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Hours before the opening gala for the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, Broadway stars Patti LuPone and Tommy Tune discussed some of their signature roles and what it's like to open a new hall.

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, Mo. – Patti LuPone on Muriel Kauffman Theatre: "It's probably one of the best new houses I've ever sung in...the acoustics are key. And this is a fantastic space."

Tommy Tune on performing in a new hall: "It's thrilling. It's such a thrill to be the first one on a stage, the first performer in a hall that you know is going to go on for years and years. It's imposing and exciting and an honor, really."

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