STAGE TUBE: What You Never Knew You Needed: The Elaine Stritch Alarm Clock
The Elaine Stritch Alarm Clock has arrived.
A mashup of a motel-quality alarm clock and the Tony-quality belt of Broadway's Elaine Stritch singing a snippet from COMPANY's 'Ladies Who Lunch' has been making its way around social media this afternoon - check it out below!
Stritch's Broadway debut came in the revue ANGEL IN THE WINGS. Stritch was also understudy to Ethel Merman for the Irving 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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