In an evening constructed by John Lahr and directed by George C. Wolfe, Stritch delves into stories from her past spanning her entire career. Performing many of the songs she did in past productions, the actress also belts out her signature song "The Ladies Who Lunch." The production opened at New York City's Public Theatre Nov. 7, 2001, before transferring to Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre Feb. 21, 2002. The production went on to win the Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.
The Ahmanson season of "Singular Sensations" featured a lineup that almost perfectly resembles last season's Broadway Special Theatrical Event Tony Award nominees, including Barbara Cook's Mostly Sondheim and John Leguizamo's Sexaholix... a love story. The final solo show scheduled as part of the program is Lily Tomlin in Jane Wagner’s play The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe.