PHOTO CALL: Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall Honor Elaine Stritch with One-Time-Only Tribute Concert

News   PHOTO CALL: Bernadette Peters, Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall Honor Elaine Stritch with One-Time-Only Tribute Concert
 
Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch, an all-star tribute to the life and career of the late Tony and Emmy-winning actress, was presented Nov. 17 at 4 PM at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Constructed by George C. Wolfe, the tribute featured reminiscences and/or performances by a host of theatre luminaries, including Bernadette Peters, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Holland Taylor and gossip columnist Liz Smith with additional reminiscences by Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Julie Keyes.

Rob Bowman, Ms. Stritch's longtime musical director, served as musical director for the event.

Ms. Stritch passed away July 17 at the age of 89.

The Honorary Producing Committee for the celebration includes Chiemi Karasawa, Carol Fineman, Rob Bowman, Hal Prince, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Julie Keyes, Rick Borutta, Mindy Cohn, Joseph Rosenthal, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Gaines.

Everybody, Rise! was made possible in part by support from Jujamcyn Theaters/Jordan Roth and Kinky Boots the Musical and IAC. Additional support is provided by The Nederlander Organization, Lyn and Norman Lear, Ms. Terry Hekker, Steinway & Sons.

A percentage of all contributions will be donated to the Elaine Stritch Scholarship Fund at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.

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