Friedman Revue Listen to My Heart—Starring Friedman Himself—Premieres in Milwaukee March 11

News   Friedman Revue Listen to My Heart—Starring Friedman Himself—Premieres in Milwaukee March 11
Listen to My Heart — The Songs of David Friedman, a revue which ran Off-Broadway in last 2003, will have its Milwaukee premiere March 11-27 at the Miramar Theatre.
David Friedman
David Friedman

The revue features a mix of familiar and new tunes by the acclaimed New York-based composer, whose works were championed by the late Nancy LaMott. Many of LaMott's signature tunes are included in the revue, including "We Can Be Kind," "Help Is on the Way" and the title tune. The cast is composed of five talents well known in Chicago and Milwaukee theatre circles: Kelli Cramer, Laura Dekkers, Joel Kopischke, Tami Rentmeester and Robert Whorton.

Also featured is Friedman himself, who performs and is music director. Tom Stajmiger is director. According to Kopischke, a solo number has been added for Friedman, and the company is looking into a Chicago run in the fall.

The Off-Broadway cast included Alix Korey, Allison Briner, Joe Cassidy, Michael Hunsaker and Anne Runolfsson. Mark Waldrop directed.

A recording of the New York production was subsequently released. The complete track list is as follows:

Disc 1:
"Trust The Wind"
"You’re Already There"
"What I Was Dreamin’ Of"
"My White Knight"
"He Comes Home Tired"
"If You Love Me Please Don’t Feed Me"
"I’m Not My Mother"
"You’ll Always Be My Baby"
"Two Different Worlds"
"Open Your Eyes To Love"
"Live It Up"
"Trick Of Fate"
"Listen To My Heart"

Disc 2:
"The Gift Of Trouble"
"Catch Me"
"I Can Hold You"
"My Simple Wish"
"We Can Be Kind"
"Only My Pillow Knows"
"Nothing In Common"
"What I’d Had In Mind"
"If I Were Pretty"
"We Live On Borrowed Time"
"You’re There"
"As Long As I Can Sing"
"Help Is On The Way"
"I’ll Be Here With You"

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