Tony Winner Elaine Stritch
Photo by Aubrey Reuben
SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT:
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends
Bea Arthur: Stage: Lucy Brown in 1954 The Threepenny Opera; Originated Yente in Fiddler on the Roof, and Vera Charles (Tony Award) in Mame; Floating Light Bulb, After-Play, Bermuda Avenue Triangle. Film: Lovers and Other Strangers, Mame, Stranger Things. TV: Originated role of Maude on "All in the Family" and "Maude" (Emmy); "The Golden Girls" (Emmy); "Malcolm in the Middle" (Comedy Ace Award). Elaine Stritch at Liberty
Elaine Stritch: On Broadway, she spanned 50 years, from Angel in the Wings, to Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Between them: Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Bus Stop, Goldilocks, Sail Away, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Company and Show Boat. Films: Among many, A Farewell to Arms, Alan Renais' Providence, Woody Allen's September and Small Time Crooks, Autumn in New York with Richard Gere and Out to Sea with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. TV: "Law & Order" (Emmy Award).
Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
Barbara Cook: Broadway: Originated Marian the Librarian in The Music Man (Tony Award), Amalia in She Loves Me! (Drama Desk Award), Hilda Miller in Plain and Fancy, Cunegonde in Candide, Patsy in Little Murders; plus Flahooley, The Gay Life, The Grass Harp. Four Carnegie Hall concerts. NY Philharmonic concert version of Follies. Recordings: Close as Pages in a Book, Barbara Cook: Live From London. Inducted into Theatre Hall of Fame.
Sexaholix....A Love Story
John Leguizamo: Broadway: Freak (Best Play, Best Actor Tony noms., Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), taped for HBO. Off-Broadway: wrote and performed Mambo Mouth (Obie, OCC, Vanguardia Awards), later seen on HBO; Spic-O-Rama, also on HBO (4 CableACE awards). Films: Spawn, Ice Age, Toulouse Lautrec in Moulin Rouge, Tybalt in Romeo + Juliet, Chi Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar (Golden Globe nom).