Starring Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch, Sail Away played Broadway’s Broadhurst Theatre for 167 performances from October 1961 to February 1962. The musical then opened at London’s Savoy Theatre in June 1962, where it was recorded and ran for 252 performances.
Featuring a score and a book by Noel Coward, Sail Away concerns cruise hostess Mimi Paragon (Stritch) on a Mediterranean voyage. The score includes such tunes as “Why Do the Wrong People Travel?,” “Later Than Spring,” “Don’t Turn Away From Love,” “Sail Away” and “Something Very Strange.”
Elaine Stritch, whose triumphant return to Broadway in Elaine Stritch At Liberty was greeted with raves from the critics, also received a Tony Award for that performance. Her many theatre credits include Pal Joey, Sail Away, Company, Bus Stop, Show Boat and a Tony-nominated turn in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Elaine Stritch At Liberty is available from DRG Records.