STAGE TUBE: Elaine Stritch Attends 'SHOOT ME' Screening at Chicago International Film Festival
Last night, Oct. 20, Broadway vet Elaine Stritch attended the Chicago International Film Festival, taking in a screening of her film Elaine Stritch: SHOOT ME - afterwards, she partook in a Q&A with audience members. Check out Stritch's appearance, courtesy of Chicago Tribune's Theater Loop, below!
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stritch left New York City for good in May, after 71 years to relocate to her home state of Michigan.
Stritch's Broadway debut came in the revue ANGEL IN THE WINGS. Stritch was also understudy to Ethel Merman for theIrving Berlin musical CALL ME MADAM and, at the same time, appeared in the 1952 revival of PAL JOEY. Stritch later starred in the national tour of CALL ME MADAM and appeared in a supporting role in the original Broadway production of William Inge's play BUS STOP. She was the lead in GOLDILOCKS and then was hand-picked by Noel Coward for one of the leads in SAIL AWAY.
Stritch became known as a singer with a brassy, rough voice who could portray brash characters, most notably originating on Broadway the role of Joanne in COMPANY (1970). After over a decade of successful runs in shows in New York, Stritch moved in 1972 to London, where she starred in the West End production of COMPANY. She appeared as Parthy in a successful Broadway revival of the musical SHOW BOAT, a one-night only concert of COMPANY and as Claire in a revival of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE -- a performance of which she is reportedly very proud.
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