Elaine Stritch, who is moving from the Big Apple to Michigan after 71 years in New York, has created a cabaret clamor with her shows at the Cafe Carlyle, a short ride downstairs from her residence for the past 10 years, Room 308, at the Upper East Side hotel. Stritch fans are offering thousands to get tickets to the 100-seat venue for the shows which began tonight. The 88-year old, husky-voiced "Octogenarian Eloise" is moving to her home state of Michigan and says "I loved being on Broadway, but performing has become exhausting, and I just don't want to live in New York anymore."
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Elaine Stritch & Tom Hanks
Elaine Stritch & Tony Bennett
Tom Hanks, Liza Minnelli, Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters, Martin Short
Michael Feinstein, Martin Short, Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters
Liza Minnelli & Martin Short
Susan Crow & Tony Bennett