Previewed 19 March 2008, opened 27 March 2008, closed 4 May 2008 at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London
Transferred previewed 27 November 2008, opened 4 December 2008, closed 4 January 2009 at the Trafalgar Studios 1 in London
Maria Friedman brings her highly acclaimed concert show, Maria Friedman Re-arranged to the Trafalgar Studios for a strictly limited season. Maria Friedman Rearranged comes into London's West End following a successful 40 performance run at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Spring 2008.
This 90 minute concert (with no interval) features Maria and her 11-piece band who have worked with some of the most renowned orchestrators and arrangers in the UK and America, to produce rearranged versions of Maria's favourite songs, both classics and contemporary tunes, including the work of Sondheim, Brel, Bacharach, Jason Robert Brown, Andrew Lippa, Gershwin, Bricusse and Newley, Kander and Ebb, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand and Stevie Wonder.
Maria Friedman: Re-arranged was origially presented for 40 performances only at THe Menier Chocolate Factory from 19 March to 4 May 2008. Maria won an Olivier Award for her one-woman show at The Donmar Warehouse in 1994 called Maria Friedman - by Special Arrangement. She reprised the show at London's Whitehall Theatre in 1995 under the name Maria Friedman - By Extra Special Arrangement. A second Olivier Award followed for Best Actress as 'Fosca' in Stephen Sondheim's Passion at London's Queen's Theatre in 1996. Maria Friedman won her most recent Olivier Award for her role in the musical Ragtime at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2003. Maria Friedman was most recently seen in London in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Woman in White, a role she then took to New York, making her Broadway debut.
Maria Friedman's other work for the London stage includes 'Roxie' in Chicago at The Adelphi Theatre; 'Sukie' in The Witches of Eastwick at The Theatre Royal Drury Lane and The Prince of Wales Theatre; 'Liza Elliot' in Lady in the Dark at The National Theatre in 1997; Blues in the Night at Piccadilly Theatre and Donmar Warehouse; April in Paris at the Ambassadors Theatre; 'Hayyah' in Ghetto, and Sunday in the Park with George, which won an Olivier Award for Best Musical and for which she gained her first nomination for Best Actress, both at The National Theatre; Break of Day at The Royal Court Theatre and tour; and Square Rounds at The National Theatre.
Maria performs in concert halls all over the world and has appeared with Britain's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and London Symphony, and has performed at the Proms in a concert with the Matrix Ensemble.
She has performed at New York's famed Cafe Carlyle three times, most recently in May 2006.
Opened 22 April 2002, Closed 27 April 2002 at the Ambassadors Theatre - late evening performances
The UK's leading musical theatre star plays the intimate surroundings of the West End's Ambassadors Theatre for one week only.
Maria Friedman, with Jason Carr and Simon Lee.
This is a unique opportunity to catch the double Olivier Award-winning star performing a selection of her favourite songs. Maria's West End theatre credits include Sunday in the Park with George at the National Theatre, Chicago at the Adelphi Theatre and The Witches of Eastwick at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Maria Friedman in London at the Ambassadors Theatre opend on 22 April 2002 and closed on 27 April 2002 - late evening performances