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Elaine Stritch

Praying a Broadway Baby Quits the Booze

Steve Schonberg | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Schonberg

You were there for me (remotely, via DVD), and I'm here to offer it in return, if you ever need support.

Elaine Stritch On Being A Gay Icon

u | Posted 03.22.2014 | Gay Voices

Even though she's now a (semi) retiree, Elaine Stritch proves she hasn't lost a bit of the sass, talent and tenacity which made her a stage and screen...

The Woman Who Shot Elaine Stritch

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After almost 20 years in the business, Chiemi Karasawa made the move from being a script supervisor on feature films to being a producer who made documentaries. When she started making Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, she had no intention of playing musical chairs right into the director's seat as well.

The Courage Of A 'Living Landmark'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment

For a documentary subject as forceful as Elaine Stritch, filmmakers may need to turn to nature — a typhoon might do it — to find anything approxim...

WHOOPS! Elaine Stritch Drops The F-Bomb On 'Today'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.18.2014 | Media

Elaine Stritch is obviously incredible simply because she's Elaine Stritch. But she's also incredible because she's the kind of person to barrel her w...

Movie Review: Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.20.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Elaine Stritch is one of those pop-culture figures who you either know too much about or have never heard of. A star of the Broadway stage for 70 years, she landed in New York at 18, took the town by storm and never looked back.

Elaine Stritch Wrestles Happiness to the Ground at the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...

Is The Secret To Happiness This Simple?

Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living

There are many ways to achieve happiness, whether it's spending time with loved ones, participating in activities you enjoy or doing work that giv...

Neil LaBute and John Guare Off Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

New plays by the eminent American playwrights Neil LaBute and John Guare are an event. In Reasons to be Happy at the Lucille Lortel Theater, LaBute, w...

Tom Hanks: A Shoo-In for the Tony Award

Liz Smith | Posted 07.01.2013 | Entertainment
Liz Smith

The Stella by Starlight gala is set now for June 10 and those who run this annual charity to keep the Stella Adler Studio going have elected a grand "Stella" graduate to honor -- Elaine Stritch!

Highlights From the Tribeca Film Festival

Zach Udko | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
Zach Udko

Fraud, redemption, suicide, fear of failure, the ineluctable dance with death, alcoholism, and the addictive joy of creating art -- these are a few of the recurring themes in some of the highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

'I'd Like To Be Doing Something Else But Complaining About My Life'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.21.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- Elaine Stritch would rather get on with it. The 88-year-old Broadway legend and New York icon – as much a fixture as the Statue of ...

On The Next '30 Rock' ... Kermit, Florence Henderson & More

Posted 12.03.2012 | TV

"30 Rock" will welcome Kermit the Frog, Florence Henderson, Gayle King and Elaine Stritch in the Thursday, December 6 episode. Titled "My Whole Li...

'Star Wars' Vet Gets 'Modern'

Posted 11.14.2012 | TV

"Modern Family" is ringing in the New Year with Billy Dee Williams and Nathan Lane. According to EW, "Star Wars" alum Billy Dee Williams will gue...

Nothing Could Be Finer Than an Evening With Barbara Cook

George Heymont | Posted 11.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Today, many singers who are a fraction of Barbara Cook's age wish they could sing with the wisdom, phrasing, and musical intuition of an artist whose voice has maintained its sweetness and purity for so many years

Gossip Fades As Politics Heat Up -- Still, We Have Naked Harry, Ronan Farrow & The Inimitable Elaine Stritch

Liz Smith | Posted 10.28.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Having a party? Request all your guests give up their cell phones. Also the bouncers, waiters, bartenders too.

Rrazz Room Rendezvous: Anniversary Gala Lures in Top Acts for Stellar Cause

Greg Archer | Posted 05.20.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Having stormed onto the scene four years ago, owners of the Rrazz Room Robert Kotonly and Rory Paull had a vision to take San Francisco's nightclub scene to the next level.

Dog Ears Music: Born in February Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Jackie Gleason (with his orchestra), George Harrison, Dexter Gordon, Shakira and other artists.

Elaine Kaufman Memorial: The Salon and Its Resaurateur Remembered

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

When Elaine Kaufman died last December 3, she left a city of broken hearts. For months, "Elaine's" lingered on, a nostalgic haven for "regulars," but many still had to admit, Elaine's was simply not the same without Elaine.

When the Claws Come Out

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Who doesn't love a good cat fight? I'm not talking about old-fashioned ladies mud wrestling or a trailer trash hair-pulling contest. I'm referring to the kind of fight where acid thoughts fly across the stage on malicious darts guided by a frightening level of intelligence.

Stage Door: A Little Night Music

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

When Bernadette Peters steps on stage at the Walter Kerr, she imbues the sophisticated Stephen Sondheim-Hugh Wheeler musical with a playful, seductive air.

On the Culture Front: Arcade Fire, The Original Copy, The Black Keys and A Little Night Music

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Both Arcade Fire and The Black Keys sound as good, or better, live, so I try to catch them when they come into town.

On the Culture Front: Sting at the Met, She & Him, Wolf Parade, and The Pretty Trap

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Pretty Trap is a short one-act by Tennessee Williams that takes its title from the overbearing matriarch's belief that "all women are a pretty trap."

My First Time Seeing Sondheim's A Little Night Music

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

Last night, a writer friend of mine gave me an unexpected and extremely moving gift: he took me to my first performance of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

First Nighter: Thoroughly Entertaining Sutton Foster

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

If you had to pinpoint the leading leading-lady in musicals today, you'd have to say there's no contest: It's Sutton Foster.