Friday, July 18, 2014

A Toast to Elaine Stritch (1925-2014)

Elaine Stritch, who passed away yesterday, was a Broadway actress who played many roles but is perhaps best known for playing Joanne in Stephen Sondheim's landmark musical "Company" (1970). Her performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch," is still legendary and must certainly be the most scathing toast in the history of Broadway.

Elaine Stritch
"The Ladies Who Lunch" (concert version)
"Company" (1970)
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

Note:  Before today, this is the closest I've come to writing a post about Stephen Sondheim.

There are also a few posts about the Broadway stage if you like that sort of thing.


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