She’s Still Here!

“Elaine Stritch At Liberty”
Opens at The Wilbur, October 19

After highly acclaimed sold-out runs on Broadway and in London, “Elaine Stritch At Liberty” arrives at The Wilbur Theatre for a limited engagement, October 19 - 24. Mr. Stritch received a 2002 Tony Award for her performance.

From “Company” and “Showboat” to “A Delicate Balance” and the concert version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Follies,” Elaine Stritch is a theatre legend -- period.

However, her life off stage has been as fascinating as her life in the spotlight. Romances with Marlon Brando, Ben Gazarra and Rock Hudson (you’ll have to see the show!), late night carousing with Judy Garland, and a hilarious run-in with Norma Desmond herself, Gloria Swanson, are all a part of the story.

“Elaine Stritch At Liberty” is a evening of scathing anecdotes, intimate revelations and showstopping musical numbers, like “The Ladies Who Lunch,” “Broadway Baby” and “I’m Still Here.”

Born in Detroit, Ms. Stritch began her career in musical comedy on Broadway. Initially standing by for Ethel Merman in “Call Me Madam” she would go on to stellar roles in “Bus Stop,” “On Your Toes,” “Pal Joey,” “Goldilocks,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” “The Gingerbread Lady” and “Small Craft Warnings.”

Directed by George C. Wolfe, constructed by John Lahr and reconstructed by Ms. Stritch, the one-woman show is the subject of an HBO documentary which premiered this past May and has since received three Emmy nominations including Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music program. (The Emmys will be awarded on September 19.)

For tickets and information, call 617-931-2787 or stop by the box offices at either the Colonial Theatre or the Opera House.

-- OnStage Boston



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