Broadway bade farewell to one of its favorites on Monday at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in a tribute titled “Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch.”
The bill, which included reminiscences and musical numbers from Broadway heavyweights, was “constructed” by George C. Wolfe, who directed Stritch in her Tony-winning solo show, “Elaine Stritch at Liberty,” one of the peaks of her gloriously unorthodox career.
Naturally, all the best lines in this memorial were borrowed from the legend herself and the most deafening ovations were after clips of her performances. Even from beyond the grave, Stritch can still upstage anyone.
“This event would have pleased her to no end...