I'm Still Here: The Essential Elaine Stritch on Disc

By Ben Rimalower
15 Feb 2014

 

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Show Boat – 1993 Toronto Revival Cast

In the 1994 revival of Show Boat (recorded pre-Broadway), Elaine Stritch is said to have served as, if you'll pardon the pun, something of an anchor. Unfortunately, all that she sings on the cast album is "Why Do I Love You?" and even that was only added to beef up the previously non-singing role for the star. Still, she sings the song with rare vulnerability and, as always, makes a lasting impression.

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