The two evenings will be called "Elaine Stritch: In Conversation with John Callaway" and be part of Steppenwolf's "TrafficJam" series.
John Callaway is long-time Chicago public broadcasting journalist. In the intimate chat, Stritch will discuss her life in theatre and film.
The legendary actress recently scheduled a Jan. 3-Feb. 4, 2006, return to the posh Carlyle Club for her latest show, At Home at the Carlyle. The act was a critical and popular smash earlier this fall. It featured songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Jerry Herman and Noël Coward, and a six piece band. Of course, Stritch also recounted stories about her illustrious show-business career.
Elaine Stritch triumphed with her one-woman Broadway show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. That musical evening traced Stritch's career, which includes roles in Company, The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The show received a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event as well as two Drama Desk Awards — Outstanding Solo Performance for Stritch and Outstanding Book of a Musical for Stritch and John Lahr. George C. Wolfe directed the Broadway run. The actress also received an Emmy Award for the television broadcast of At Liberty.
Tickets for the two Stritch nights are $55. Buy tickets online at www.steppenwolf.org, or call (312) 335-1650.