Alec Baldwin, Harold Prince, Tina Fey, Patti LuPone and More Offer Elaine Stritch a Quotable Sendoff

By Adam Hetrick
20 Apr 2013

Harold Prince
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Harold Prince:
"At the first preview of Company in Boston, when she rose to sing 'The Ladies Who Lunch,' she went up after the first line and repeated it a number of times. Then, she put her hand in her mouth and gummed the rest of the song. Steve Sondheim and I (and my wife) were sitting in the middle of the house and we obviously slid down in our seats. I called a rehearsal early the next morning for 'Ms. Stritch' in her dressing room. Of course, no rehearsal was needed. I simply said: 'Don't do that again.'"