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Broadway legends plan tribute to Elaine Stritch

The tribute will feature reminiscences and performances by theater luminaries such as Bernadette Peters, Patti Lupone, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein and Rob Bowman.

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Karen Butler
Elaine Stritch. (File/UPI/John Angelillo)
Elaine Stritch. (File/UPI/John Angelillo) | License Photo

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch, an all-star tribute to the life and career of the late actress, is to take place Nov. 17 at New York's Al Hirschfeld Theatre, organizers announced.

The comedy icon died July 17 at the age of 89.

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A limited number of tickets will be made available to the general public on the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. Details on how and when tickets will be available will be announced closer to the date.

The tribute will feature reminiscences and performances by theater luminaries such as Bernadette Peters, Patti Lupone, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein and Rob Bowman.

Additional participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

"With a Tony and Emmy Award-winning career that stretched from her stage debut in 1944 -- through career triumphs in Sail Away, Company and Elaine Stritch: At Liberty -- to her final role on the boards in A Little Night Music in 2010, Elaine Stritch's whiskey-soaked voice, wry comic timing and reputation as a sharp-tongued, unapologetically audacious personality cemented her as a bona fide legend of stage and screen," a news release said.

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The event's honorary producing committee 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. The tribute is being constructed by George C. Wolfe.

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