The veteran singing actress is scheduled to perform an all-Stephen Sondheim repertoire. Entitled Elaine Stritch: Singin' Sondheim…One Song at a Time, Stritch will be in residence at the posh nightspot through Jan. 30.
Rob Bowman is the musical director for the concerts, which feature orchestrations by Tony, Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Stritch is backed by Bowman on piano, Lou Bruno on bass, Dave Gale on trumpet, Jack Gale on trombone, Les Scott on reeds and Paul Pizzuti on drums.
Elaine Stritch received Tony and Emmy Awards for Elaine Stritch at Liberty, which traces a stellar career that boasts roles in Company, The Little Foxes, Bus Stop, A Delicate Balance, Sail Away and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim turns 80 in 2010.
Show times will be Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:45 PM. There will be a $125 music charge for all performances.
The Café Carlyle is located within The Carlyle Hotel (35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue). For reservations call (212) 744-1600. For more information visit www.thecarlyle.com.