By Andrew Gans
12 Feb 2004
A spokesperson for HBO confirmed that the documentary, which combines footage from Stritch's Tony-winning one-woman show with a behind-the scenes look at the actress, will premiere in May. Specific dates have yet to be announced.
Legendary filmmakers D. A. Pennebaker and his partners Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob filmed the documentary about the theatre veteran and her acclaimed one-woman show. Stritch's performance was taped at the Old Vic in London. Filmmaker D. A. Pennebaker said in a statement, "We first met Elaine Stritch during the cast recording of Steve Sondheim's Company. Elaine's life as told on stage is brilliant, but following her in her real life is endlessly fascinating. She's funny, brave, quirky, sarcastic, unpredictable and dangerous."
Sheila Nevins, executive vice president of original HBO programming, added, "Elaine Stritch is a larger-than-life character who never fails to dazzle a theatre audience. I'm thrilled that HBO will be bringing this electrifying performer to TV viewers."