Friday, Dec. 21, 2001

Elaine Stritch at Liberty

Do we really need another one-woman show in which a crusty Broadway trouper recounts her show-biz war stories while belting out Sondheim and Berlin standards? Yes, if she has enlisted as artful a collaborator as New Yorker theater critic John Lahr and can still perform, at age 76, with as much energy, wit and seen-it-all gumption as Elaine Stritch.