This new show will play for 19 performances only at the theatre.
The Menier Chocolate Factory in association with Sonia Friedman Productions has announced the world premiere of Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy, which is set to celebrate the legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim. Maria Friedman performed with each of them on multiple occasions and now with her friends he explores their legacies, to delight fans and bringing new audiences to the work of these titans of 20th century musical theatre.
Maria Friedman said: “This event was brought about by a desire to sing, to share and to join together in celebration of some of the greatest composers of our time. These past two years have starved us of the connection and depth of emotion that brilliant music and song can evoke – and we want to bring that back in the beautifully intimate space at the Menier, and enable audiences to revel in the legacy of my much missed friends, these extraordinary artists – Hamlisch, Legrand and Sondheim. I can’t wait to share it with you.”
The show will see Friedman collaborating 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, audiences can expect performances of Broadway Baby, Send in the Clowns, A Piece Of Sky, At The Ballet and Nothing among others as well as plenty of stories and memories to be shared.
Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy sees Friedman and the Menier renew their collaboration following the critically acclaimed Maria Friedman Re-arranged – which transferred to the West End, her appearance as Golde in the Menier’s production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse, and of course, Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, which saw her make her directorial debut, and also transferred to the West End, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Revival of a Musical and the Critics’ Circle Award for Best Musical.
Maria Friedman & Friends – Legacy will take place at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 3rd to the 20th March.