Interview with Patricia Resnick

AE: Dolly has a few rumors, but I
think it’s more wishful thinking.
PR:
That’s what she was joking about because everybody’s always said her
best friend and assistant, Judy, and she are together. And she said now she can
retire that rumor and start [a new] one.

AE: No, I think they’ve moved on to
the other BFF’s, Oprah and Gayle.
PR:
Right, right.

AE: Have Lily Tomlin or Jane Fonda seen
the play yet?
PR:
Lily, and Jane, and Dabney Coleman all came to opening night. It was
great, wonderful. Jane cried; they all got kind of teary afterwards. They said
wonderful things and seemed to really like it.

L to R: Resnick, Dabney Coleman, Allison Janney, Lily Tomlin, Megan
Hilty, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Stephanie Block, Marc Kudisch



Photo credit: Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

AE: Get ready to be famous all over
again, Pat.
PR:
This is the first time this has ever happened to me: I started coming
out the stage door and people would recognize me and ask for my autograph. And
it was the weirdest … The first thing I thought was, "Do they have a check
under there and is it going to bleed through?"

AE: That’s the reach of the internet:
There are more images, more access to interviews you may have done. And now,
they come to the show and say, "There she is." That didn’t happen in
1979.
PR:
No, absolutely not. I finally got used to it in the last couple of
months. But the first couple of times, it was very strange.

AE: Enjoy it. You deserve it.
PR:
Well, thank you.

AE: When we blogged about the play
going to Broadway, a few readers commented they plan on making a trip to New York, just to see it.
PR:
And just so you know, we have a publicist of some sort for the show
that gets internet clips of everything that mentions the show, so your blog
went out to the entire cast and crew, as will this interview.

AE: Really? Did I mention that I love
Allison Janney and she should call me?
PR:
Everybody’s totally in love with Allison Janney on the show.

AE: And Stephanie Block and Megan
Hilty are tremendous musical theater talents. The show is so lucky to have them.

PR:
I love our whole cast. And we’re keeping everybody. We’re all going to
Broadway together.

Resnick with cast members Megan Hilty (left) and Stephanie Block

Photo credit: Ryan Miller/Getty Images

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