Annaleigh Ashford, Lisa Brescia, Pia Zadora, and More will Salute Elaine Stritch in One-Night Only Concert, 8/7

By: Jul. 26, 2014
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The Metropolitan Room previously announced that they will proudly salute the legendary Elaine Stritch with an evening of stories and songs onAugust 7th 2014 at 7:00pm. Hosted by the famed cabaret's owner, Bernard Furshpan, performers of all backgrounds will join forces to honor her memory.

Performers are still to be announced, but audiences can expect to hear some of Stritch's favorite songs, like "The Ladies Who Lunch", "Why Do The Wrong People Travel?", "Civilization" and many more. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Elaine's favorite charity.

Showbiz legend Pia Zadora, 7-time MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas and Annaleigh Ashford, a Tony-nominee for Kinky Boots, will appear in the concert. They are joined by Shaleah Adkisson, Christopher Borger (The Lion King, Finnian's Rainbow), Lisa Brescia (Wicked, Mamma Mia, Aida), Baby Jane Dexter, Natalie Douglas, Jordan Scott Gilbert, Daryl Glenn, Jeff Harnar, Darius Harper, Anna Kirkland, Steven Carl McCasland, Liz McKendry, Travis Moser, Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots), N'Kenge (Motown), Maria Ottavia, Craig Pomeranz, Scott Siegel (Broadway By The Year), Elaine St. George, K.T. Sullivan, Debbie Bush Whiting, Sunny Leigh, and Debra Grace Winer.

The evening will be musically directed by Barry Levitt on piano with Jon Burr on Bass and Howie Gordon on drums.

Elaine Stritch, the raspy-voiced actress whose forceful personality and salty language enlivened the New York stage for more than six decades, died July 17, 2014 at her home in Birmingham, Mich. She was 89. In a lengthy theater career whose ups and downs included a Tony-winning one-woman show, collaborations with Stephen Sondheim and Edward Albee. She made few apologies in her career, describing herself as a "Catholic, diabetic, alcoholic, pain in the ass." Her long fight with the bottle formed a narrative corner for her 2002 one-woman Broadway show "Elaine Stritch at Liberty," which won a Tony. She was nominated four other times, for best actress.

Tickets for the evening begin at $22.50 and are available one line at The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street in New York City.