The Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer offered one preview of her show Sept. 10. She will play the famed Carlyle through Oct. 29.
Featuring musical direction by Rob Bowman, Stritch is backed by a six-piece band comprising Bowman on piano, Lou Bruno on bass, Dave Gale on trumpet, Jack Gale on trombone, Paul Pizzuti on drums and Les Scott on reeds. The Carlyle run boasts all-new material for the actress, who will also recount stories about her illustrious show-business career.
Jonathan Tunick has penned the arrangements and Tony winner Jules Fisher has designed the lights for Stritch's show. Concertgoers can expect to hear such tunes as "Yes, I Can," "Perfectly Marvelous," "I Think I Like You," "I Wanna Get Married," "I Get a Kick Out of You," "Why Him," "I Went to a Marvelous Party," "He Was Too Good to Me," "That's Him," "I've Been Alone Too Long," "Fifty Percent," "Dear World," "You're the Pop (You're the Top)," "Could I Leave You?," "Heart" and "It Amazes Me."
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.
The Café Carlyle is located within the Carlyle Hotel at Madison Avenue and 76th Street. Cover charge is $105 Tuesday-Thursday evenings and $125 Friday and Saturday nights. The Sept. 10 preview has a reduced cover price of $75. For reservations call (212) 744-1600; visit www.thecarlyle.com for more information.