Wednesday, April 3, 2013; 08:04 AM - by
She told the New York Times: "I loved being on Broadway, but performing has become exhausting, and I just don't want to live in New York anymore. I'm just sick of the competition in New York, the feeling that I always have to rehearse to keep up my performance. I don't feel like rehearsing, even though it should be my favorite thing in the world to do. I just don't have the energy, darling. I'm 88! I don't look or always feel it, but I'm 88!"
On what to expect from her final show, Stritch commented: "Sondheim is a devil, with those lyrics to keep straight, and part of me just wants to tell stories. I'd love to just tell jokes that my dad kept in his wallet."
Café Carlyle is located in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street @ Madison Avenue). Elaine Stritch will play Tuesday, April 2 through Saturday, April 6 at 8:45PM. There is a $125 cover charge per person and $85 bar seating per person. For additional information, visit www.thecarlyle.com.
Photos by Walter McBride