Earlier today, it was announced that stage legend Elaine Stritch died at the age of 89 after nearly seven decades of work in the theater. Several members of the Broadway community took to Twitter to pay their respects to the iconic performer and respond to the sad news.
RIP Elaine Stritch #EverybodyRise— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) July 17, 2014
RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. RISE. Elaine Stritch, RIP.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 17, 2014
I'll drink to that.— Andy Mientus (@andymientus) July 17, 2014
Elaine Stritch man. Hell of a performer, spirit and woman. This one really hurts. Today's work is for you ma'am. Crazy love.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) July 17, 2014
Safe passage, Stritchie. You were totally fucking impossible and absolutely worth it.— Jason Robert Brown (@MrJasonRBrown) July 17, 2014
Here's to the lady who lunched: Elaine Stritch, we love you. May your heaven be a booze-soaked, no-pants solo show at the Carlyle. Thank you— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) July 17, 2014
All hail a true American original- ELAINE STRITCH! A giant talent. A giant pain in the ass. But when she cooked she cooked w/atomic power!— Harvey Fierstein (@HarveyFierstein) July 17, 2014
RIP Elaine Stritch. There never was or ever will be anyone like you.— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) July 17, 2014
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