Ebersole and Stritch Return to Birdland Nov. 26

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Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole and her 42nd Street co-star Billy Stritch return to Birdland Nov. 26.
Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Ebersole — who has been cast in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit — and pianist-singer Stritch will play the famed jazz club through Nov. 29. Show times are 8:30 and 11 PM nightly.

The duo, according to press notes, will "cover cabaret standards, all the while bringing their own lively and exciting personal touches to the classics."

For her work in the dual roles of Edith Bouvier Beale and "Little" Edie Beale in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Grey Gardens, Christine Ebersole was honored with the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, an Obie, a special citation from the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama League's 2006 Distinguished Performance of the Year Award. She also received a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work as Dorothy Brock in the hit revival of 42nd Street and a 2003 Tony nomination for her performance in Lincoln Center's production of Dinner at Eight. Ebersole's other Broadway credits include The Best Man, Getting Away with Murder, Harrigan 'n Hart, Camelot, Oklahoma!, On the Twentieth Century, I Love My Wife, Angel Street and the City Center Encores! productions of A Connecticut Yankee, Ziegfeld Follies of 1936, Lady in the Dark and Allegro. Ebersole was also seen Off-Broadway in Talking Heads and in the recent City Center Encores! production of Applause.

A composer, pianist and singer, Billy Stritch has performed in night clubs and concert halls around the world. His recordings include "Jazz Live," "Waters of March" and "Billy Stritch," and he also composed Reba McEntire's quintuple-platinum hit "Does He Love You." Stritch's TV appearances include "The View," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and the Stephen Sondheim celebration at Carnegie Hall. On Broadway he was seen in 42nd Street, where he met his frequent cabaret co-star, Christine Ebersole.

Ebersole and Stritch can be heard on the Sh-K-Boom Records CD "Sunday in New York." Birdland is located in Manhattan at 315 West 44th Street. There is a $40 cover charge ($50 for orchestra seating); call (212) 581-3080 for reservations or visit www.birdlandjazz.com.

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