Bernadette Peters Joins Other Theatre Greats in Tribute to Elaine Stritch

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Bernadette Peters will join a slew of other theatre greats to pay tribute to the legendary actress, Elaine Stritch, in Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch.

The all-star tribute, which will feature reminiscences and performances on the life and career of the late Tony and Emmy-winning actress, who died on July 17 at the age of 89, will be held 4 p.m. Nov. 17, at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre.

Under the direction of George C. Wolfe, a portion of the contributions collected during the celebration will be donated to the Elaine Stritch Scholarship Fund at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting

The Honorary Producing Committee for the tribute includes Chiemi Karasawa, Carol Fineman, Rob Bowman, Hal Prince, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Julie Keyes, Rick Borutta, Mindy Cohn, Joseph Rosenthal, Cheryl Wiesenfeld and Will Gaines.

Everybody, Rise! is a collaborative effort and includes the participation of Jujamcyn Theaters/Jordan Roth, Kinky Boots the Musical and IAC, The Nederlander Organization, Lyn and Norman Lear, Terry Hekker and Steinway & Sons.

Stritch is known as Alec Baldwin's mother on NBC's 30 Rock, but she was best known for her work in the theatre, which includes her candid one-woman show At Liberty and the Stephen Sondheim musical Company.

A limited number of tickets will be available to the general public on the day of the event on a first-come, first-served basis at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, which is located at 302 West 45th Street in New York City.

Details on how and when tickets will be available will be released closer to the date of the event.

Pam Wright