Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin (Handout / July 16, 2014)

Linda Lavin, best known for the popular TV series "Alice" of the '70s and '80s — but a terrific Tony Award-winning Broadway and film actress, too — will be presenting her life and career in story and song when her cabaret act, "Possibilities," comes to Connecticut.

Lavin brings her act to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook Thursday, July 17 at 7:30 p.m. The actress, 76, will be accompanied by a trio that includes her music director, pianist Billy Stritch and her husband, drummer Steve Bakunas.

Her cabaret show, which she has done in various forms over the past 10 years, "is very much like a party," says Lavin. "It's very spontaneous and I talk off the top of my head," she says. "It's structured but not scripted. We like to think of the show as if you were in a living room and people come over and you sing a bunch of songs and tell some stories. In that way it feels like a spontaneous and happy occasion."

Most recently Lavin starred off-Broadway in Nicky Silver's "Too Much Sun" and costarred with Sean Hayes in the NBC series "Sean Saves the World."

Information: 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, 860-510-0473, katharinehepburntheater.org.