The Metropolitan Room will hold a one-night salute to the late Broadway legend Elaine Stritch on August 7. The show will feature a host of Broadway performers, singing some Stritch's signature tunes including "The Ladies Who Lunch" from her Tony-nominated role in Company, "Why Do the Wrong People Travel?" from her Tony-nominated role in Sail Away, and many more.
The cast will include Tony nominee Annaleigh Ashford (Kinky Boots), Pia Zadora (Crazy For You), nightclub singer Natalie Douglas, Shaleah Adkisson, Christopher Borger (The Lion King), Lisa Brescia (Wicked), Baby Jane Dexter, Jordan Scott Gilbert, Daryl Glenn, Jeff Harnar, Darius Harper, Anna Kirkland, Steven Carl McCasland, Liz McKendry, Travis Moser, Marquise Neal (Kinky Boots), N'Kenge (Motown The Musical), Maria Ottavia, Craig Pomeranz, Scott Siegel, Elaine St. George, K.T. Sullivan, Debbie Bush Whiting, Sunny Leigh, and Debra Grace Winer.
Four-time Tony Award nominee Elaine Stritch died on July 17 at the age of 89. She made her Broadway debut in the comedy Loco in 1946 and is best known for her Tony-nominated roles in William Inge's play Bus Stop (1956), Noel Coward's musical Sail Away (1962), Stephen Sondheim's musical Company (1971), and the revival of the Edward Albee play A Delicate Balance (1996). She made her last Broadway appearance in 2010 as Madame Armfeldt in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
Additional casting for the August 7 performance will be announced at a later date.