re: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty
Last Edit: PlayWiz 09:02 am EST 02/21/24
Posted by: PlayWiz 09:00 am EST 02/21/24
In reply to: re: Elaine Stritch: At Liberty - AlanScott 05:53 am EST 02/21/24

One highlight I recall was her version of "Zip" from "Pal Joey" where, during the song, she describes her commute back and forth to New Haven where's she was in the out of town tryout of a "Pal Joey" revival with her big scene only in the 2nd act, but also understudying/covering Ethel Merman on Broadway in "Call Me Madam"; Stritch literally had check in and knock on Merman's dressing room door to see she was all right before every performance, twice on matinee days, and twice had to get back to New Haven in time for her big scene. Does anyone know how many weeks she had to keep up that schedule? Of course, Stritch did a great rendition of "Zip", a wonderful song with some wicked and hilarious lyrics.

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