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The Dress Circle: Remembering Elaine Stritch

Some performers become legends because of their larger-than-life personalities, and we’ll be celebrating one such artist on this week’s Dress Circle (9/13 7:00 p.m.) as we remember Elaine Stritch.   Of course, we’re including the song for which she’s probably best known, “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” but we’ll also be looking at her work in two of her forgotten musical outings: Noel Coward’s “Sail Away” (both the New York and London cast recordings) and the Leroy Anderson, Walter & Jean Kerr parody of the silent film era “Goldilocks.”  

You’ll hear one of her earliest Broadway outings singing “Zip” from a revival of Rodgers’ and Hart’s “Pal Joey” along with some of the recordings she made for Ben Bagley.  What she might have lacked in vocal quality, she more than made up in performance. 

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.
Ted Otten is co-host of The Dress Circle