STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Elaine Stritch Sings 'Broadway Baby' to P.S. 212 First Graders
BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news today that Broadway legend Elaine Stritch died this morning, at home in Birmingham, MI. The star was 89 years old. Click here to read a full bio on Ms. Stritch.
As part of P.S. 212's First Grady Theatre Study focusing on the works of Stephen Sondheim, Stritch recently visited the Manhattan school's 'theatre babies' and performed "Broadway Baby" for the rapt crowd of kiddos. Watch her charm them below!
Stritch made her professional stage debut in 1944 and her Broadway debut in the comedy Loco in 1946. Notable Broadway credits include her Tony Award nominated roles in the original production of William Inge's 1955 play Bus Stop, Noël Coward's 1961 musical Sail Away, Stephen Sondheim's 1970 musical Company, which includes her performance of the song "The Ladies Who Lunch", the 1996 revival of the Edward Albee play A Delicate Balanceand her 2001 Tony Award winning one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty.
For a look at Stritch's career in her own words, check out BWW's InDepth InterView from earlier this year here.