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Elaine Stritch

  • Film

    February 19, 2014
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    February 19, 2014

    Listen: The State of the Movie Musical on This Week's Voice Film Club Podcast

    On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek returns from the Berlin Film Festival and joins the group to discuss the state of the movie musical.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    As Elaine Stritch Bids Farewell, Her Documentary Director Gives Me Insight

    Chiemi Karasawa's fab documentary Shoot Me--about the charmingly cantankerous ways of Broadway legend Elaine Stritch--played the Tribeca Film Festival as Stritch prepared to go bye-bye into that good night. It's a fitting farewell, and at the after party at the Maritime Hotel's Cabanas, Chiemi gave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Woody Allen's Letter To Elaine Stritch

    It was a letter about a job, which is always nice, but it came with some pretty astringent warnings attached. See, Woody wrote Stritch back in the '80s asking her to appear in his film September. But in the process, he specified that he knew she had a reputation for being let's say challenging to w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Elaine Stritch Question: When Should a Performer Not Yell "Line"?

    The wonderful Elaine Stritch is bidding her adieu to show biz, having gotten a little misty-memoried in the last few years. In fact, a show without Stritchie yelling "Line!" is like a one-person drama without a cancer diagnosis. But there are some lines it would be especially criminal to forget pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    "It's Miss Stritch! Could You Get The Name Right, Please?"

    That's Broadway legend Elaine Stritch's first line in the teaser for her documentary So Shoot Me, and it's just what we want from her: Colorful, cantankerous correctitude.

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Bernadette Peters Admits She May Have Aged A Tiny Bit

    The timeless Bernadette Peters was the guest of honor at a New Dramatists Luncheon at the Marriott Marquis yesterday, where she was serenaded by costars Elaine Stritch and John Dossett and honored by Joel Grey, who said she's been like a younger sister to him ever since she played just that in Georg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Emily Bergl Puts A Fresh Spin On Cabaret

    Uptown cabarets are generally the places for high-priced, reverent song stylings performed on various well-oiled standards. Well, at the Cafe Carlyle until May 12, Emily Bergl is infusing that format with some freshness and originality, bringing a little bit of downtown uptown. She's utterly deli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    MTV Star Is Coming Out As Gay

    No, not Snooki. Paul Iacono was the young star of MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, in which he was a sophomore with a large penis. He played young Patrick opposite Christine Ebersole in Mame and was in a version of Sail Away starring Elaine Stritch.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Evidence That Elaine Stritch Is A Kook

    ​Next up I'll be serving up evidence that the sky is blue, but first let me deal with this issue: Broadway veteran Elaine Stritch is known to be a little nutty, cute, quirky, loud, and sometimes obstreperous. Well, at vintage costume warehouses, people sometimes come across interesting bits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    A Hilarious Spoof of Awards Acceptance Speeches!

    It happened at the Laurie Beechman Theater last week. It was You Like Me, a show in which various performers acted out notorious trophy-clutching speeches made by golden folks like Meryl Streep (wickedly witty), Patti Lu Pone (mildly cantankerous), and Elaine Stritch (out of her mind). La Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Live: Bettye LaVette Kicks Off Her Two-Week Run At Cafe Carlyle

    ​ Bettye LaVette Cafe Carlyle Tuesday, May 24 Better than: Twelve o'clocktails. What's the difference between a cabaret and a nightclub? Not so long ago, the boundaries, governed by repertoire and acoustic instrumentation (give or take the soothing runs of a stray swizzle-stick electric gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Drag Performer Says La Cage Was Aux Foul

    ​ Vodka Stinger--the tempestuous siren from Wednesday nights at Pieces--actually caught Broadway's La Cage aux Folles revival costarring Jeffrey Tambor, before Tambor quit beause he basically froze in front of the audience like Elaine Stritch's margarita glass. Here is Vodka's hilarious firs ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 4, 2010

    Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch Brighten the Starshine of A Little Night Music

    Stephen Sondheim devotees get a little more of what they've been missing

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Patricia Clarkson: I'll Never Get Married!

    ​CLICK HERE for my interview with the renowned actress, a favored choice of Woody, Marty, and now Ruba Nadda, who's put Clarkson in a carefully paced romantic drama called Cairo Time. Patty--yes, we're that close--tells me how she adapted to the Egyptian city; whether Scorsese is "aural" or " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Carol Burnett Is a Nice Person

    ​The TV legend has always been known for her friendly spirit and undying sense of loyalty. So when Don Crichton, a dancer from her old variety show, set out to direct an alleged comedy called Viagra Falls -- currently stinking up the Little Shubert -- Carol obliged with a quote for the ads: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Elaine Stritch is Flubbing Her Lines

    ​Octogenarian Broadway legend Elaine Stritch is reportedly messing up lines here and there in A Little Night Music, but hey, that's what, um, er...line!--uh, that's what previews are for. Observers say costar Bernadette Peters helped her out on a line at one performance, and other nights, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Downtown Gossip Tidbits

    Sultana​Drag performer Sultana will concentrate on her art and performing full-time from now on. After losing her job at Tiffany's, Sultana has now been pink slipped at Ivanka Trump's jewelry establishment. The economy's being especially rough on drag queens!

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Elaine Stritch Is Up To Her Old Tricks

    ​Thank God! She's being her fabulous self in rehearsals for Broadway's A Little Night Music, according to a souse, I mean a source.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    This Week's Voice: Pazz & Jop 2009!

    ​In this week's Village Voice, we happily present the 37th (or, uh, 38th) annual Pazz & Jop Critics' Poll, won handily--SPOILER, guys--by Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion and, in singles, Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind." The full album results are here; singles are here. Plus essa ... More >>

  • Film

    January 19, 2010

    Who Killed Teddy Bear, A Fascinating Chronicle of Wagner-era Times Square

    The seedy '60s, revived. Of course, Elaine Stritch was there the first time.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Ellen Burstyn, Megan Mullally, and Elaine Stritch!

    Ellen Burstyn, Megan Mullally, and Elaine Stritch! Yes, they're all together in this YouTube clip from The Ellen Burstyn Show, a groaner-filled 1986 sitcom unworthy of three talents of this caliber. Interestingly, Stritch plays Burstyn's mother, even though in reality she's only six years older. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Oscar Winner Turned Away From Gay Beer Hall

    ​That's just one of many spicy items in this week's column, a smorgasboard of earthly delights, pink tights, and quick bites, all served sans remorse. CLICK HERE and you'll also be asked to wonder:

  • Columns

    January 5, 2010

    Oscar Winner Turned Away From Gay Beer Hall!

    Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Is Nine a 10?

    Ladyfag: The future is now, apparently. Photo by Randy Burke​CLICK HERE for my new column which tells you all about the splashy new movie musical with Daniel Day-Lewis trying to "Be Italian." I also delve into:

  • Columns

    December 15, 2009

    Johnny Depp Remembers Heath--And Other Oscar Treats

    Showstoppers and rip-offs in the blowsy movie musical. Plus: Paper's Nightlife Awards

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    More Colorful Party People at Beige

    ​Here are some more party photos by the irrepressible Alex Geana of me carousing around Beige, the weekly gay extravaganza at B Bar, where everyone's every bit as pretty as they twink, I mean think. The lead photo is of me and hilarious drag queen Bianca Del Rio, who can tell you about some s ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 17, 2009

    Talk Show Host Thrown Out of Gay Bar!

    Poisonous chatter, but the ending will leave you in Stritches.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    I've Found A Female Liza Impersonator!

    You have to believe me on this one, folks! I've discovered a biological woman who impersonates Liza Minnelli, and she's convincing nonetheless! It's in this week's column [CLICK HERE], along with Elaine Stritch's performance in New Jersey; Florent's comeback; Patricia Field's good works; and a mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Bea Arthur, RIP

    Alan LightNobody could do a slow burn like Bea Arthur, the hilarious comic actress who was the anything but tranquilizin' right-on Maude and later the witheringly sarcastic Dorothy on The Golden Girls. With her wicked wit, Bea pushed envelopes while making audiences think and scream with laughter at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Vodka Stinger's Top Five Broadway Videos

    My favorite bar, as you know, is the lovely Pieces over on Christopher Street, and my bestest night there is Wednesday, when after the drunks play a weekly game of Win, Lose, or Draw!, glittery drag VJ Vodka Stinger lavishes them with Broadway-related videos both familiar and obscure, but ALL essent ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008
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    April 22, 2008

    THE FINAL CURTAIN

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    Chita 10, Show 3

    Chita Rivera has a vivid presence, but her material all seems to be in the past tense

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    May 21, 2002

    Monster Talk

    The 47th Annual Obie Awards

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