Broadway veteran Elaine Stritch will be the honored guest at the upcoming screening of the film "All About Eve" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan on March 23rd. The showing part of the Turner Classic Movies' "Road to Hollywood Tour." Robert Osborne will host.
Born in Detroit, Elaine Stritch studied at the New School in New York City under the direction of Edwin Piscator. Beginning her career in musical comedy on Broadway, she went from standing by for Ethel Merman in Call Me Madam to her Tony-nominated performance in the revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance. Her Broadway credits include Angel in the Wings, Pal Joey, On Your Toes, Bus Stop, Goldilocks, Sail Away (which she performed in both New York and London), and most recently in concert at Carnegie Hall to celebrate Noel Coward's centennial), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (following Uta Hagen in the role of Martha), Company and Showboat. In London's West End, she starred in Neil Simon's The Gingerbread Lady and Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings. Other stage credits include the concert version of both Follies and Company at Lincoln Center and her appearance in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters with Jason Robards.
Ms. Stritch made her film debut in the 1957 remake of "A Farewell To Arms." She co-starred in the 1977 Alain Renais film "Providence" and the award-winning BBC television series "Two's Company." Other film credits include "Cocoon: The Return," Woody Allen's "September," "Out To Sea" with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, "Krippendorf's Tribe" with Richard Dreyfuss, "An Unexpected Wife" with Stockard Channing and Stephen Collins, Woody Allen's "Small Time Crooks" and "Autumn in New York" with Richard Gere and Winona Ryder, "Monster-in-Law" with Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez, and "Romance and Cigarettes," with James Gandolfini and Susan Sarandon. Ms. Stritch's television credits include "The Cosby Show," "3rd Rock from the Sun," "Soul Man," and "30 Rock," for which she has received a 2007 Emmy Award for her guest starring role as Colleen, Jack's (Alec Baldwin) mother.