Hartford's SummerStage Season to Feature Stritch's At Liberty

News   Hartford's SummerStage Season to Feature Stritch's At Liberty
Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch will bring her critically acclaimed solo show, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, to Hartford Stage this summer.
Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch Photo by Aubrey Reuben

According to Courant.com, At Liberty will be part of the company's SummerStage season, running July 31-Aug. 3.

Elaine Stritch at Liberty traces 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?. Song titles include "The Ladies Who Lunch," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Broadway Baby," "Zip," "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?" and "I'm Still Here." 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 following a sold-out engagement at the Public Theater. The Broadway production at the Neil Simon Theatre played Feb. 6-May 27, 2002. The production, which was filmed for HBO, was later awarded an Emmy.

As previously announced, the Hartford Stage summer season will also include Jeffrey Hatcher's biographical stage musical Ella, which will run July 8-27. Conceived by Rob Ruggiero and Dyke Garrison, Ella features a book by Jeffrey Hatcher (Never Gonna Dance) and musical direction and arrangements by Danny Holgate. Tina Fabrique will star as the late Fitzgerald.

A third production will be announced at a later date.

For more information visit hartfordstage.org.

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