Elaine Stritch to Join NYC Gay Men's Chorus for Holiday Concert

News   Elaine Stritch to Join NYC Gay Men's Chorus for Holiday Concert During her break between Café Carlyle gigs, Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch will spend an evening with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

Stritch will be the special guest star for the Chorus' Holiday Spectacular!, which will be presented Dec. 14 at Carnegie Hall. Show time is 8 PM.

Founding artistic director Gary Miller and Casey J. Hayes will be the music directors for the annual concert. David Edelman is the executive director of the Chorus. In a statement, Edelman said, "The NYCGMC holiday concert is always a special night. You can always count on NYCGMC to create a warm holiday evening of traditional holiday carols, booming chorales and sentimental favorites. But just when you think its safe, you can count on the boys to serve up some off-beat surprises to shake up the snow-globe a bit. This year we are thrilled to have the legendary Elaine Stritch joining us.”

Tickets will go on sale Nov. 14 by calling (212) 247-7800.

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.

Carnegie Hall is located in New York City at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.

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