The show — penned by Stritch and John Lahr — will be presented like it was on Broadway — in two acts. Dinner — with seatings at 6, 6:30 and 7 PM — will precede the first half of the show, which begins at 8 PM. Dessert will be served at intermission, prior to the second act of Elaine Stritch At Liberty . . . At the Carlyle. Stritch will play the posh nightspot through Jan. 19.
Rob Bowman conducts a small orchestra.
Elaine Stritch at Liberty traces 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?. Song titles include "The Ladies Who Lunch," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Broadway Baby," "Zip," "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?" and "I'm Still Here." 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 following a sold-out engagement at the Public Theater. The Broadway production at the Neil Simon Theatre played Feb. 6-May 27, 2002.
The actress also received an Emmy Award for the television broadcast of At Liberty.
The Café Carlyle is located within The Carlyle Hotel at 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. There is a $125 cover charge for all shows; for reservations call (212) 744-1600.