Everybody Rise

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One of the saddest pieces of recent theater news is the death of Broadway dame, Elaine Stritch. Known for her big, brassy roles and her larger-than-life blunt charisma, Stritch is theater legend gold.

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I had the privilege to see her perform as Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, her last Broadway appearance. But her theater credits extend far beyond the 2009 revival.

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When you think of Stephen Sondheim’s Company, you think of Elaine Stritch and her rendition of “The Ladies Who Lunch.” I’m including a link to the video because it’s impossible to continue your day without having seen this video at least once in your life.

Stritch is also well known for her ability to make others laugh. Whether it’s through her on-stage personas or delivering a speech in between songs at a show, Stritch’s bones were all humor.

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Elaine, the theater world is grieving. You will be greatly missed.

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And you’ll always be here.