TH TH TH THANKS, KATIE!
Than you so much, Maddy! :)
Y’know, the heartfelt and personal nature of this message made me consider answering privately. Then I thought better of myself! This is too eloquent and important to keep shaded from the world. I’m gonna let this little light shine!
May I be worthy of Michelle’s blessing and Claire’s.
Oh, and thank you, Ellen. Thank you :D
IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
In Elaine’s penultimate show at the Carlyle, she performed a spoken word version of “Every Day A Little Death,” turning Stephen Sondheim into a piece of poetry. “It’s tough to do this,” she said, “and if I get through it, we’ll alllll have another drink, so let’s wish me well.”
One of the more surreal moments from Friday’s Elaine Stritch tribute at Mostly Sondheim at the Duplex: Adam Feldman and Anthony Fett imagining what “Barcelona” might have sounded like had Bobby woken up with Joanne. Featuring Joshua Stephen Kartes at the piano.
Preceded by a memory from Adam from his interview with Elaine Stritch about the DVD release of D A Pennebaker’s documentary about the making of the Company Original Cast Album. Song begins at approximately 2:20.
"If you could conjure up Oscar Hammerstein right now, what you would say to him about your career on having sprung from him in so many ways?"