Stephen Holden of The New York Times has reviewed Elaine Stritch’s new Sondheim cabaret, Elaine Stritch…. Singin’ Sondheim… One Song at a Time. Here’s an excerpt:
The evening began with a lightly self-mocking “I Feel Pretty,” in which she embodied a happy-sad clown striking comic poses. She immediately plunged into a version of “Rose’s Turn” (from Gypsy) that made you wish she had played Mama Rose onstage 30 years ago when the time was right. Only roughly following the melody, she turned the repeated exclamation “for me” into a hard-boiled growl of raw id.
The rest of the rave review can be read here. It sounds like a phenomenal evening’s entertainment.