Like (TV) mother, like (TV) son.
Emmy Award winner Alec Baldwin, currently starring on Broadway in Lyle Kessler's Orphans, has signed on to executive-produce Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the new documentary about the Tony- and Emmy Award-winning Broadway legend who played his cantankerous mother on the recently concluded NBC comedy 30 Rock.
Baldwin reportedly signed on after seeing the film's crowd-sourced indiegogo financing campaign, which, as of press time, still has 16 hours to be complete. The work, directed by Chiemi Karasawa, is expected to premiere as part of the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. Karasawa first encountered Stritch when she was working as a script supervisor on the indie film Romance and Cigarettes. She discussed her association and fandom with Stritch in this March 13 interview with TheaterMania.
Stritch recently completed her final run of cabaret concerts at the Café Carlyle. In the coming weeks, she will be moving to her home state of Michigan to officially retire from the world of showbiz. But with this documentary, which you can still fund, the singer/actress, known for her performances in Company, A Little Night Music, Pal Joey, and, of course, 30 Rock, will never totally disappear from the public consciousness.