Barbara Cook and Elaine Stritch to Join Forces for Lincoln Center Theater Benefit

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A Cabaret Performance: Barbara Cook and Elaine Stritch “In Alphabetical Order” is the title of a Feb. 27 benefit concert featuring the two Tony-winning theatre legends.
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Lincoln Center Theater’s Annual Benefit will be held at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, currently the home of the award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza. Jack O’Brien will direct the 7 PM cabaret, which will be followed by dinner on the Grand Promenade of Avery Fisher Hall.

Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook recently made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, an evening that also featured a guest appearance by Elaine Stritch.

Elaine Stritch, who is currently enjoying her second extended engagement at the Café Carlyle, triumphed with her one-woman Broadway show Elaine Stritch at Liberty. That musical evening traced 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? 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. The actress also received an Emmy Award for the television broadcast of At Liberty.

Individual tickets are priced $1,250 and $2,500 with tables of ten priced $12,500, $25,000 and $50,000. For more information call (212) 501-3251.

A limited number of seats priced at $75 are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting

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