Original artwork by John Couzens
Menier Chocolate Factory
March 19th - May 4th 08
Following the total sell out smash La Cage Aux Folles, the Menier Chocolate Factory is delighted to announce a new solo show from one of the UK’s best loved musical theatre performers. Maria Friedman: Re-arranged.
Accompanied by an 11-piece band, Maria Friedman will perform newly arranged versions of songs from the likes of Stephen Sondheim, Jacques Brel, Burt Bacharach, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, George Gershwin, Kander and Ebb, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand and Stevie Wonder.
Maria Friedman’s first solo show in London, first seen 13 years ago, By Special Arrangement, won its star an Olivier Award. She has won two other Oliviers for Ragtime and Sondheim’s Passion. Her other musical theatre credits include, The Woman in White, Chicago, Sunday in the Park With George, and Sweeney Todd in which she played Mrs Lovett opposite Bryn Terfel for the re-opening of the Royal Festival Hall. She has also played three concert seasons at the world famous Café Carlyle in New York.
Maria’s specially created band will feature some of the UK’s very best soloists who between them will play over 50 different instruments. The Menier Chocolate Factory will provide a uniquely intimate atmosphere for what promises to be one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the Spring.
Maria Friedman: Re-arranged