Cakewalk, With Stritch as Hellman, to Be Broadcast Nationally on Radio

News   Cakewalk, With Stritch as Hellman, to Be Broadcast Nationally on Radio
 
L.A. Theatre Works will radio broadcast the 2000 production of Peter Feibleman's Cakewalk, starring Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch and Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison, beginning June 12.

Recorded at the Skirball Center in February 2000, Cakewalk is Feibleman's memory play about his relationship with late playwright Lillian Hellman. Stritch starred as the iconic writer, with Davison ("Longtime Companion," "Touched By An Angel") as Feibleman. The cast also includes Samantha Bennett, Claudette Nevins and Raphael Sbarge.

According to LATW: "Known to Hellman as 'Cuff,' a nickname she borrowed from Walt Whitman, Peter Feibleman was first introduced to the celebrated playwright as a child. When he was 26 and finding himself as a writer, and she 51 with her best plays behind her, they became lovers, and their stormy relationship lasted 25 years until her death in 1984."

Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Carly Simon penned original music for the presentation. The LATW broadcast will also feature interviews with Hellman biographer Deborah Martinson and author Rosemary Mahoney, author of "A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman."

Elaine Stritch received Tony and Emmy Awards for Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which traces a stellar career, including roles in composer-lyricist Sondheim's Company plus The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? She will make her return to Broadway in July opposite Bernadette Peters in the revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's A Little Night Music.

Cakewalk will be broadcast on radio stations nationally and on the LATW website, where it is also available for purchase. For more information visit latw.org.

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