The Dinner Party Download featuring Elaine Stritchby Rico Gagliano, Marketplace,
Brendan Newnam, Marketplace
St. Paul, Minn. — Usually we present you with a few things to talk about at your weekend dinner parties, but this week, we tell you how to behave ... as special guest Elaine Stritch joins hosts Brendan and Rico to answer listeners' etiquette questions.
Stritch made musical theater history portraying Joanne in the original Broadway cast of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" -- [recording: the definitive version of the tune "Ladies Who Lunch" -- and a new generation knows her from her role as Jack Donaghy's Mom on NBC's "30 Rock."
Not exactly known for mincing words, she sets Brendan and Rico straight on the true meaning of "ladylike," decries the evils of practical jokes, and reminisces about the kind of dinner party they just don't throw anymore (hint: Sinatra).
Hear more of the conversation at http://www.dinnerpartydownload.org.
- All Things Considered, 04/29/2011, 6:20 p.m.