Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy at the Menier Chocolate Factory is extending its run due to demand for tickets. The concert show was originally slated to end on 20 March, but will now run until 17 April 2022.
Award-winning West End actress Maria Friedman pays tribute to three great musicals composers she has both worked and become friends with: Stephen Sondheim, who died last year aged 91, Marvin Hamlisch and Michel Legrand.
The show is produced by the Menier Chocolate Factory in association with Maria’s sister, West End and Broadway impresario Sonia Friedman. Sonia and Maria will work with each other again this Autumn in New York, when Maria will direct Daniel Radcliffe as Charley in Merrily We Roll Along at New York Theatre Workshop. The revival will be based on her award-wining production at the Menier.
Also, in May Maria Friedman will co-stage with Matthew Bourne a special tribute concert celebrating the life and work of Stephen Sondheim, called Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends at the Sondheim Theatre. The concert will feature a wealth of stars including Bernadette Peters, Judi Dench, Elaine Paige, Hannah Waddingham, Michael Ball, Imelda Staunton and more.
In Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy, three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman performs songs penned by these three extraordinary composers, including Broadway Baby, Losing My Mind, A Piece Of Sky and Nothing – interspersed with personal memories and anecdotes.
The show is a collaboration with musical director and pianist, Theo Jamieson, and with fellow performers Matthew White, Ian McLarnon, Alfie Friedman and Desmonda Cathabel, and a choir from the Royal Academy of Music. Jamieson is accompanied by Paul Moylan on Double Bass, and James Powell on Percussion.
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