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OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed

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ACL2006
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joined:2/11/06
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:03pm
for some reason I can't post in the other thread, but the NY Times just released an official press release.
Elaine Stritch, Tart-Tongued Broadway Actress and Singer, Is Dead at 89
A Chorus Line played its final Broadway performance on August 17, 2008. The tour played its final performance on August 21, 2011. A new non-equity tour started in October 2012 played its final performance on March 23, 2013.
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GlindatheGood22
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joined:7/17/07
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:03pm
I leave the room smiling.
Updated On: 7/17/14 at 01:03 PM
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adamgreer
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joined:3/18/05
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:04pm
A truly one of a kind talent. I'm sad that I wasn't around to seeing her in her prime, but thrilled I got to see her onstage in Night Music and in concert twice. A true original. There will never be another Elaine Stritch.

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them"
~Walt Disney

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
~Walt Disney

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
Updated On: 7/17/14 at 01:04 PM
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Roscoe
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joined:5/15/03
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:05pm
RIP to a very great artist. I'll never forget her work in A DELICATE BALANCE or in her one-woman show. A marvel.
"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." Thomas Pynchon, GRAVITY'S RAINBOW "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick My blog: http://www.roscoewrites.blogspot.com/
Updated On: 7/17/14 at 01:05 PM
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Gorlois
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joined:5/18/13
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:06pm
I couldn't post in the other thread either.

May she rest in peace.

"Everybody rise..."
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disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:06pm
This was sudden, right?

So sad, either way. RIP Elaine!
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

Met Idina Menzel & Sierra Boggess (November 2013)
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bekk99
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joined:5/19/09
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:08pm
I'm devastated. Was holding out hope to get to see this legend perform. Rest in peace, our forever Broadway Baby!
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devonian.t
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joined:7/26/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:08pm
Dim the lights for a WEEK!
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ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:08pm
She's been declining for a couple of years. This very subject is discussed in her documentary that was just released last month on DVD/online. What timing.
There will never be another like her.
#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 7/17/14 at 01:08 PM
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dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:08pm
So lucky to have seen her live in several shows. RIP dear lady.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:16pm
So glad I was able to catch her during her last run at the Carlyle... RIP
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PianoMann
Broadway Star
joined:5/12/11
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:16pm
She's truly an icon and trailblazer, and will very much be missed!
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:17pm
The year was 19--. The ink was barely dry on my college diploma. I got my first paying theater job and was excited (and scared) that the show I was working on was starring Elaine Stritch. I knew her from the OBCR of Company.

On that first morning, the cast and crew were standing around waiting for rehearsals to begin. We all heard her long before we saw her. "You scared the sh-t out of me when you turned that corner." She was yelling at the company manager who had the misfortune of having picked her up.

She strode into the rehearsal hall and announced to nobody in particular, "I'm diabetic. In this paper bag is my insulin. It needs to be put in the closest refrigerator because I will need to inject myself at 12:00 noon."

She was exacting and tough, disciplined and focused. During rehearsals, she never gave anything short of a full performance. There was no "marking it" with Elaine Stritch. Every actor was given 100% of what Elaine Stritch was doing on that day.

From deep inside, she pulled out a performance that was interesting and layered. Funny, scary, and always nuanced.

She was a force to be reckoned with.
If anyone ever tells you that you put too much Parmesan cheese on your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life.
Queen of the Night
Featured Actor
joined:6/12/07
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:19pm
Now I need to go home and listen to "the ladies who lunch". Her version of that is iconic. No one else could sing that like she did. She was truly one of a kind, in that special pantheon with people like Carol Channing and Ethel Merman. She will be missed but she left us souvenirs of her artistry and unique acerbic humor. So she will live on. "Everybody rise!"
BroadwayNYC2
Featured Actor
joined:6/16/13
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:20pm
Just watched one of her episodes of 30 Rock last night. Weird how things work out.

A Delicate Balance is still one of my favorite theatrical experiences.
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Someone in a Tree2
Broadway Star
joined:10/9/12
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:22pm
Talk about your Broadway legends! How lucky we are to have her last few years of performances documented so well on 30 Rock, AT LIBERTY, and especially ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME. She so richly deserves her rest.
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sabrelady
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joined:5/16/03
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:24pm
I'll drink to that!

Hayell yea everybody rise!
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mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:25pm
An original. So glad I saw her in NIGHT MUSIC. Here's Variety's report:

http://variety.com/2014/legit/news/elaine-stritch-dead-1201264068/
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HorseTears
Broadway Legend
joined:3/25/05
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:28pm
Sad news. Glad I got to see on her on stage at Sondheim's 75th b'day celebration at the Hollywood Bowl. No one even comes close. Goth, may I ask what show you worked on with Elaine?

After actress and singer, my favorite role of Elaine's was talk show guest. I love this story she told on Ellen (and else where):





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Mike3
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joined:7/15/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:34pm
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon her.
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GilmoreGirlO2
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joined:4/13/05
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:34pm
Thanks to all for the links and stories. What a career! Sad I never got to see her perform. RIP, Ms. Stritch.
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ljay889
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joined:8/4/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:35pm
Elaine is the second USA trend on Twitter, wow.
#sadandtransparent
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Brian07663NJ
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joined:6/21/06
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:37pm
A true legend.
So lucky to have seen her in Show Boat and At Liberty.
Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival
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Borstalboy
Broadway Legend
joined:2/9/04
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:37pm
Sad news, but what a life! Incredible how she kind of broke through to the mainstream in her golden years. R.I.P.
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
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emo_geek
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joined:1/19/05
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:40pm
HorseTears- I was at the rehearsals (and at the actual performance) for the 75th at the bowl. Elaine was one of the last people to rehearse that day. The Philharmonic had a STRICT contract to not rehearse past a certain time. Of course everyone was running late. Elaine started rehearsing Broadway Baby with the Philharmonic as they started packing up (literally packing their bags). She didn't care. She continued to sing until there were only a few instruments left. I'll never forget that.
"I never had theatre producers run after me. Some people want to make more Broadway shows out of movies. But Elliot and I aren't going to do Batman: The Musical." - Julie Taymor 1999
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lovebwy
Broadway Star
joined:4/22/12
OFFICIAL: Elaine Stritch has passed
Posted: 7/17/14 at 01:47pm
Rest in Peace you brilliant wonderful woman. We are truly poorer today for your absence.