Jon Nakagawa, Producer of Contemporary Programming for Lincoln Center, told Playbill On-Line, "It will be a new show. [Elaine's] looking forward to creating something new, and this will be a tryout for her." A director for the show, which will debut March 4, 2005, at the Frederick P. Rose Hall's Allen Room, has yet to be announced. Stritch triumphed with her previous one-woman show, the aforementioned 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 Frederick P. Rose Hall is located within the Time Warner Center at Broadway at 60th Street. Tickets for American Songbook are now on sale for buyers of two or more concerts by calling (212) 721-6500. Single tickets go on sale Oct. 17. Visit www.lincolncenter.org for more information.