This just in, award-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald broke the Internet late last night and continued to trend on Twitter through today. Why, you might ask? Well, they sung Stephen Sondheim’s “Ladies Who Lunch” on Zoom and basically summed up the entire mood of this coronavirus devastated 2020.
Last night, musical theater stars came together (while still at home) for a special to celebrate beloved composer Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday. Titled “Take Me To The World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration,” the event featured quite long performances and appearances by some of the biggest shows names in Broadway including Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone, Mandy Patinkin, Kristin Chenoweth, Sutton Foster, Aaron Tveit, and more. Don’t get us wrong, the other stars were fantastic. But the music act that garnered the most attention and, quite frankly, stole the show was that of these three stars essentially just having the most iconic girls night of all time.
— Olivia Colman’s Blonde Hair (@streep_lover) April 27, 2020
The trio sang “Ladies Who Lunch” from Sondheim’s classic musical, Company. Call it what you will: a tribute to a great composer, a Tony Award Winning performance or a Mama Mia Reunion featuring Broadway legend Audra McDonald (because, why not?), it doesn’t matter. What matters is that Streep sassily making herself a martini, Baranski sipping on some red wine, and Mcdonald struggling to get a bottle of Vodka open on Zoom is just about everything we didn’t know we needed. Trump would love it.
Needless to say, folks on Twitter completely and I can’t fight the image of when they utterly lost their minds:
when we begin to print history textbooks including COVID-19 please leave a spot for a screenshot of meryl streep, christine baranski and audra mcdonald singing ladies who lunch over a fucking ZOOM video call
— sheeva (@sheevasmells) April 27, 2020
We’re living in a pandemic world where a single zoom call between Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald is easily the top contender for Best Revival of a Musical at the year 2020 Tony Awards
— JOY 🌹 (@oharasemmy) April 27, 2020
Good morning world!
If knowing that Christine Baranski, Meryl Streep, and Andrea McDonald sang “Ladies Who Lunch” together while in their bathrobes isn’t on the face ot it enough to IMMEDIATELY make you stop scrolling and watch this video, I don’t know what to tell you. pic.twitter.com/wMZBxekkNt
— Carmen Phillips (@carmencitaloves) April 27, 2020
— rizzy ⚢ (@sarahpaulsbean) April 27, 2020
I know I need to stop posting lockdown content about the iconic Ladies Who Lunch number from #Sondheim90Concert, but I CAN’T I CAN’T. I’VE TRIED IT AND I’VE FAILED. FOR MY WIFE/ LIFE I CAN’T. pic.twitter.com/nZJfFyJz5V
— Michael (Quarantined) In The Bathroom. It’s no film. It’s no Director’s cut! (@jburks63) April 27, 2020
me pressing play on the version of ladies who lunch every day for the rest of my life pic.twitter.com/fPTQQoKJtP
— emma (@_emvictoria) April 27, 2020
Hey, it’s the little things these lockdown days. And these three divas singing “Ladies Who Lunch” was just the sparkle of joy we needed to start this week. Now, can someone make a GIF of Meryl with her martini saying “I’m already drinking, dear”? Instagram Thanks.
Image via New York Theater on YouTube
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