Stephen Sondheim is the Master at picking the right actor & singer for the right song. His show-stopping The Ladies Who Lunch from 1970’s Company, was orginated by Elaine Stritch and after watching her performance here, you think,
“Well, that’s it! No one could ever do it better!”
Better? Maybe not, but their own version? Yes, ma’am. In case you forgot or never knew, Carol Burnett can fucking sing –and act and (along with Stritch) had her own battles with the bottle, too. She plays up the sadness and the,
“I’ll drink to THAT!”
And then there’s Diva Patti LuPone who sings it like it’s a walk in the park, with a wink and a kick in the pants. Even Stritch gives her mad props after she’s done. Which is your fave?