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Elaine Stritch Rings in the New Year with Special Carlyle Perfomance

Elaine Stritch will ring in 2006 with a special performance of her hit cabaret At Home at the Carlyle at Carlyle Hotel's Trianon Room (Madison Avenue at 76th Street) on New Year's Eve.  The show will be presented in front of 100 guests.

Stritch's solo cabaret debut, the show features its acerbic star regaling the audiences with songs (by Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Kurt Weill and others) and anecdotes of a career in the theatre that has spanned over six decades.  At Home at the Carlyle, which was a sold-out smash this September, will return to the hotel of the same name on January 3rd and run through February 4th. 

The New Year's Eve show will kick off at 7:30pm, and include a five-course tasting menu, a bottle of Taitinger champagne (per couple), and the performance itself.   A celebratory New Year's Eve toast will cap the night.

At Home at the Carlyl
e also features Stritch backed by a six-piece band (Rob Bowman on piano, Lou Bruno on bass, Dave Gale on trumpet, Jack Gale on trombone, Paul Pizzuti on drums and Les Scott on reeds) led by her musical director Bowman. Jonathan Tunick handled the show's arrangements and Tony Award-winner Jules Fisher was responsible for the lighting design.

Stritch received a 2002 Drama Desk Award for her acclaimed one-woman Broadway show Elaine Stritch at Liberty; the show also garnered a Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event. She has received Tony Award nominations for her performances in A Delicate Balance, Bus Stop, Sail Away and Company, in which she originated the role of the sardonic Joanne. Other Broadway credits include Call Me Madam (as the standby for Ethel Merman), Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Goldilocks, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Love Letters and Show Boat; she also appeared in the legendary Lincoln Center concert version of Follies. On film and TV, she has been seen in Providence, Cocoon: The Return, September, An Unexpected Wife, Small Time Crooks, Autumn in New York, Monster-in-Law, "3rd Rock from the Sun," and "Law and Order," for which she received an Emmy Award nomination.

Cabaret star Steve Tyrell will also perform the same night at the Cafe Carlyle; he will conclude his two-month run by
offering a New Year's Eve show and dinner package for $500 (a second 1:30 am show is $95, and audience members from the first show are allowed to stay for free).

Tickets for the New Year's Eve show of At Home at the Carlyle are $500 per person.  To make a reservation, call

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