TVC 533.2: Ed plays Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in the iconic 1961 screen adaptation of West Side Story. In this segment, George shares memories of working with John Astin and Simon Oakland in West Side Story, and with Elaine Stritch in the national stage production of Company. My West Side Story: A Memoir by George Chakiris is available in hardcover and as an eBook from Lyons Press.Want to advertise/sponsor our show? TV Confidential has partnered with AdvertiseCast to handle advertising/sponsorship requests for the podcast edition of our program. They’re great to work with and will help you advertise on our show. Please email email@example.com or click the link below to get started:https://www.advertisecast.com/TVConfidentialAradiotalkshowabout Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pandemic Ed. 003 – Ali Gordon talks Elaine Stritch & Sondheim
From the depths of Pandemic 2020, the Repeater fellas sit down with Ali Gordon (UCB, SECOND BEST: A D&D Adventure) to talk about Elaine Stritch's iconic performance of "I'm Still Here" from Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday Concert. With a background in musical theater, Ali educates the boys on several touchstones of Broadway, including the lasting appeal of Sondheim.
We discuss the use of our pronouns in the Divine episode, how Niko and Matthew met, why they want to do this podcast, and the life and work of Elaine Stritch. Why is she a gay and queer icon? Additional audio from 30 Rock and 92Y. Please rate, review, and subscribe. Links to our recommended videos Who Killed Teddy Bear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCTNN46q8BM&t=2434s Elaine Stritch at Liberty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNKzYaUzFWs There are many 30 Rock clips to view on YouTube.
76: Elaine Stritch: The Late Stage, Screen, and Television Actress
This show with the late Broadway actress (“Company”), movie (“Monster In Law”) and television star (“30 Rock”) Elaine Stritch is both humorous and touching. We discuss Elaine’s alcoholism as well as her diabetes, and learn how her positive attitude helped her with both… and more.
October 5–11, 2020: Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig get sweaty in A Steady Rain, Deborah Kerr requests that when you speak of her, you’ll be kind in Tea and Sympathy, Elaine Stritch ponders—raucously—why the wrong people travel in Sail Away, and more..
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October 5–11, 2020: Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig get sweaty in A Steady Rain, Deborah Kerr requests that when you speak of her, you’ll be kind in Tea and Sympathy, Elaine Stritch ponders—raucously—why the wrong people travel in Sail Away, and more from this week in theatre history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The time has finally come to discuss the greatest Broadway Diva of them all, Elaine Stritch! This legendary old broad has been on Nick's Mount Rushmore of Divas for decades and we are going to etch her onto yours. So door rings, bells chime, here comes Lainey! We are at Liberty this week kids, so if you are cute and gay, come on down to the Great White Way. We worship this WASP style icon, this actors' spirit, this confessional Diva of the Theatre- so raise your vodka stinger, throw on a say something hat and meet us up at our room in the Caryle as we lead a parade for this Zen priestess of the stage: Stritchy! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Elaine Stritch: The Janis Joplin of Musical Theater (w/ Daniel Illig)
Hi Divas! Get ready for a hilarious episode as Daniel Illig (@sf.bby) and I dive into the one, the only, Elaine Stritch. Daniel is a diva expert himself and we reminisce about running into each other waiting for Audra McDonald's autograph. And don't worry, there is a ton of diva cross talk and comparisons in this ep. According to Daniel, Elaine is 80% chainsaw, 40% whiskey, 50% white linen t-shirts, and 100% her. She kind of has "scary grandma energy" and we love it. Daniel allays his quarantine blues by listening to her album, ELAINE STRITCH AT LIBERTY. And her stories on that album? Come on! She spans mythology with her memories of Brando, Ethel Merman, and Sondheim. Though her vocal chops are not the nicest to listen to she has an immense gift for story telling, as heard in her multiple iconic recordings: "Ladies Who Lunch" and the aforementioned "At Liberty" to name a couple. We round the bend discussing questionable artistic choices. And finish up by dishing on her GOLDEN GIRLS audition flub and her onstage orgasm in WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF. You read that right, folks: ELAINE STRITCH HAD AN ORGASM ONSTAGE. Come worship with us!.Be sure to follow me!.Instagram/Twitter/Venmo: @allenstarbyInstagram: @divaworship
This long-lost documentary about the original cast album recording of "Company" is finally available, and not only features a smoldering Stephen Sondheim (that smile!), the oddly alluring Donna McKechnie, Pamela Myers struggling to find the "bubi," Beth Howland perfecting the patter, and Barbara Barrie's sunglasses, but the indomitable Elaine Stritch. Proving that some women do still wear hats with that white "dump hat," she conducts from the chorus, drinks with the men, smiles in the ensemble, and fights to nail "Ladies Who Lunch" all the way till breakfast. We also discuss our own spotty histories with Sondheim, which number we'd like to see performed by drag queens, our feelings on Patti LuPone as Joanne, and the strange batch of Tony nominations this show got. In the words of Susan Browning, it could drive a person crazy....Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @bsapodColin DruckerTwitter: @colindruckerInstagram: @colindrucker_Nick KochanovTwitter: @nickkochanovInstagram: @nickkochanov
July 27–August 2, 2020: Little Shop of Horrors begins Off-Broadway, Elaine Stritch joins A Little Night Music, and Avenue Q opens on Broadway.
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July 27–August 2, 2020: Little Shop of Horrors begins Off-Broadway, Elaine Stritch joins A Little Night Music, and Avenue Q opens on Broadway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices