Elaine Stritch : movin over and out

PlayItAgain
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Just got my ticket, anyone else going?

Updated On: 3/21/13 at 08:06 PM
ljay889
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PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/20/13 at 08:36pm
I know but I've never seen her at the Carlyle so yeah
Play Esq.
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/20/13 at 09:01pm
You're in for a major treat.
RippedMan
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/20/13 at 11:32pm
Glad that she'll have to stop working so hard and can just relax.
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 12:05am
@playesq that what I'm hoping.
jv92
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 12:36am
I wish Elaine well, but this is truly a sad announcement. While she has worked long and hard, and entertained us all, New York won't be the same without her.
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 12:48am
just throwing this out there, I'm seeing her Tuesday April 2nd, Cafe Carlyle only does reservations for reserved seats for parties of two or more, so I have an extra reservation its $125, if anyones interested (preferably someone younger) please send me a message.
bigbelterbaby
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 01:25am
I am very sad about this as well. I'm so jealous of everyone who saw her in Little Night Music. They got to see one of the last true legends of the stage in her last Broadway show

(I know she had trouble remembering her lines n such, but Elaine Stritch at her worst is better then many actresses of today's best)

I hope the rumor that the Carlyle is kicking her out and she owes money isn't true.

I'm sure living in New York is tiring for her and she would like some peace in Michigan and will probably be very happy. but let's be honest. she's 88 and probably won't be back.
Hesione Hushabye thinks it tastes like ashes.
jayinchelsea
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 09:24am
Totally agree, bigbelterbaby, Stritch is worth seeing no matter what. On her last TV appearance on Theatre Talk, yes, she had some trouble remembering things, but she was still totally on target and totally riveting. I remember watching her through the original run of COMPANY, and wondering if she could get through "Ladies Who Lunch," and although some times it was touch and go, she always did.
There is no one like her, and New York will be a poorer place without her.
FindingNamo
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 09:49am
I'm sure the army of younger Elaine Stritch fans have already filled Play it Again's PM box. Provided we're talking "younger than 85."
yes, you
Mister Matt
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 10:15am
(preferably someone younger)

Oh, that doesn't sound creepy AT ALL. If they're real young and offer you a glass of sweet tea, you better run.

"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Updated On: 3/21/13 at 10:15 AM
ClydeBarrow
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 10:24am
I'm not sure how to take that (preferably someone younger) part either. How old are you, PlayItAgain? Either you're looking for someone your own age to go or you're creepy.
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artscallion
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 11:12am
Yeah, it's either ageist or creepy.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 01:30pm
I'm 22, and sorry but I feel more comfortable going with someone closer to my age
theaternut
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 01:41pm
The last time I saw her perform she was a mess. Very sad.
Jackson Upperco
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/21/13 at 03:25pm
I'm a college student from Boston hoping to get to New York to see Elaine for my birthday. How do I get tickets?
Merman > LuPone > Rodgers > Paige > Foster
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 3/22/13 at 08:02pm
So the entire week sold out in 20 minutes, and it apparently has the longest wait list in Carlyle history
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/2/13 at 04:54pm
anyone going tonight?
bestmus2
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/3/13 at 12:12am
Anyone make it to the opening of Elaine's new show tonight? What did she sing?

I hear it was quite the New York moment with everyone from Tony Bennett to Tom Hanks to Bernadette Peters to Liza Minnelli in attendance.

Glad New York is sending Stritch off in style.
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/3/13 at 02:55am
I was there

let me say right up top, if your expecting her to sing for the entire show, reset your expectations, she sung 3 songs (one of which was a very funny riff on Cole Porters Your The Tops, the other two I don't quiet know what they were). But what she was, was very entertaining telling lots of stores and spending a good chunk of the beginning of the show somewhat hitting on Tom Hanks, her memory is definitely almost out the door which was kind of sad to watch, but the whole night ultimately felt kind of like your grandmother telling you stores of the old days. About Ethel and Judy and Sondheim and Hal Prince. Its a night I won't ever forget. And man the star power in that room, Liza, Bernadett, Michael Feinstein, Tony Bennet, Martin Short, Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks. Wow.
hushpuppy
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/3/13 at 06:27am
Sounds wonderful. According to the Carlyle, the bar is first come, first served, beginning at 6:30. Anyone know what time people start lining up for bar seating?
'Our whole family shouts. It comes from us livin' so close to the railroad tracks'
Matt Rogers
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/3/13 at 09:13am
PlayItAgain, did you get anyone to take advantage of your age discriminatory ticket offer?
PlayItAgain
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/3/13 at 12:54pm
Yes I did and he had a great time :P
lovebwy
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/4/13 at 12:16am
That sounds hot, PlayItAgain.


I hear it was pretty horrible. Unfortunately Stritchie can no longer remember words to songs, so she talked the whole time.

I imagine she's hopped up on opiates to deal with her various ailments. Poor thing.
oasisjeff
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Elaine Stritch : movin over and out
Posted: 4/4/13 at 01:10am
"I hear it was pretty horrible. Unfortunately Stritchie can no longer remember words to songs, so she talked the whole time."

I caught the show tonight, and that wasn't my impression. She says the show was sort of put together without much rehearsal, so they hadn't worked up many songs. It does seem the three song thing is pretty standard. She also said her pianist knows the words to everything, so if she forgets something, don't worry, she'll get through it.

She seemed very engaged, having a good time, and even went much longer than the reported 60 minutes of the first night. I think she was more in the 100-minute range tonight.

Where else are you going to hear stories about Hepburn, Judy, Bela Lugosi, Sondheim, Bette Davis, Bernadette Peters, Quentin Crisp, Noel Coward and on and on.

I'm not saying she was spry and didn't stumble, but she was still in charge... shushing talking patrons, telling the staff to stop talking, and entertaining everyone. It wasn't charity. We weren't clapping in sympathy or to be polite. She put on a good show. People who expected a lot of singing (and I did until I read today's reviews) will be slightly put off, especially not to hear Ladies Who Lunch, but once you push past that, there was still a compelling time to be had.
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