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Elaine Stritch at Liberty (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Comedy, Music | TV Special 29 May 2004
Elaine Stritch's one-woman show which won her a 2002 Tony. Filmed in London, she traces her roots from The New School to Broadway star.
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Credited cast:
Elaine Stritch ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Borutta Rick Borutta ... Himself
Rob Bowman ... Himself
John Lahr John Lahr ... Himself
George C. Wolfe ... Himself
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Elaine Stritch's one-woman show which won her a 2002 Tony. Filmed in London, she traces her roots from The New School to Broadway star.

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English

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29 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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Elaine Stritch appears in director Rick McKay's documentary Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) and was reunited with McKay at the suggestion of PBS' EGG: the Arts Show creator Jeff Folmsbee, which led to "At Liberty" being filmed for television, with this the only footage of that legendary rehearsal process. See more »

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Elaine Stritch: So what's all this been about then? This existential problem in tights...
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The Party's Over
Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Jule Styne
Performed by Elaine Stritch
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a terrific show from a great old pro
16 July 2005 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Elaine Stritch is one of the survivors of Broadway, a tough old broad with a voice if, not exactly melodic, is of the stuff great stage singers are made of. Think Ethel Merman after hundreds of cigarettes. This show, which ran on Broadway and then in the West End, was well worth seeing and this recording is a good standby if you missed the live event.

In between memories of her start in showbiz, her time as an understudy, her first big break (in Pal Joey singing 'Zip'), her time in Hollywood, her stage career, her sitcoms, and her alcoholism, Ms Stritch finds time to sing a range of songs including 'Zip', 'The Ladies Who Lunch', 'Broadway Baby', 'Why Do The Wrong People Travel', and, best of all, 'I'm Still Here'. With minimal staging it really is the case that the star is the thing, and her she reigns supreme.

Fabulous.


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