14 Sep 2006
Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch, who received raves for her At Home at the Carlyle cabaret act, opened her new show At Home at the Carlyle . . . Again at the intimate nightspot Sept. 12.
The stars came out on Tuesday for Stritch's opening night at the Carlyle. The veteran stage actress will play the Carlyle for seven weeks, ending her limited engagement Nov. 4. Her new act — featuring such tunes as "The Life of the Party," "To Keep My Love Alive," "You Took Advantage of Me," "Comes Once in a Lifetime," "The Italian Lesson" and "Song on the Sand" — was compiled with her longtime musical director Rob Bowman.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.