Liberty Looks to London & Old Vic in October???
Date: 21 June 2002
Further to the March rumours in The Goss, plans are firming up for the transfer of the New York hit Elaine Stritch at Liberty. The one-woman show, devised (with John Lahr) and performed by the septuagenarian Stritch, is expected to open in October for a limited season at the West End's Old Vic Theatre, care of UK producers Sally Greene and Mark Goucher. Stritch is a Manhattan theatrical institution who over the years has, according to Whatsonstage.com contributing editor and New York Nights columnist Mark Shenton, "added lustre to everything from Sondheim musicals to Simon comedies, and from Albee plays to Allen movies". In Elaine Stritch at Liberty, she recounts personal experiences from her long career in a mix of anecdotes and live music. First seen last November off-Broadway, the production transferred in February with rave critical and public reviews to Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre. Earlier this month, it won a 2002 Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event.
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