Apr 04, 2013 11:45 AM EDT | Ema White
New York theater's veteran Elaine Stritch closes the 71 year long chapter as a Big Apple's favorite actress.
For the last several years Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Stritch, has been performing at the Café Carlyle. Stritch closes her career in New York City with final performances "Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out," which are ongoing till April 6, 2013.
Elaine Stritch played roles in Braodway's productions such as 'A Little Night Music,' 'Company,' and 'Elaine Stritch At Liberty.'
The 88-year old actress will return back home to Michigan after the final performances.
Stritch told the New York Times, "I'm just sick of the competition in New York... I don't feel like rehearsing, even though it should be my favorite thing in the world to do."
Celebrities such as Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, and Tom Hanks joined Elaine Stritch during the opening night of her farewell performances.
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