Stritch to Revive At Liberty in 2008

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Elaine Stritch will revive her Tony and Emmy Award-winning one-woman show Elaine Stritch: At Liberty for New York audiences in 2008.
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Stritch will present that acclaimed production — which was penned with John Lahr — at the Café Carlyle beginning Jan. 1, 2008. Stritch will perform the show in its entirety for a three-week engagement at the posh cabaret that will end Jan. 19.

The famed stage and screen star will be backed by an orchestra led by music director Rob Bowman.

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 actress also received an Emmy Award for the television broadcast of At Liberty.

There is a $125 music charge for all performances of Elaine Stritch At Liberty . . . At The Carlyle. The Café Carlyle is located within the Carlyle Hotel at Madison Avenue and 76th Street. For reservations call (212) 744-1600; visit for more information.


The Carlyle season will kick off Sept. 18-Oct. 27 with Eartha Kitt, who will be followed by Steve Tyrell (Oct. 30-Dec. 31), Stritch and Judy Collins (Jan. 22-March 1).

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