The award-winning actress/singer will present Maria Friedman: By Special Arrangement March 30-May 1 at the famed New York cabaret. Friedman made her New York cabaret debut in September, also at the Carlyle, with a program entitled From London to New York. For her upcoming engagement, Friedman will again be accompanied on two pianos by Chris Walker and musical director Michael Haslam. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear such tunes as West Side Story's "Somewhere," Lady in the Dark's "One Life to Live" and Sunday in the Park with George's "Finishing the Hat" as well as a medley from Stephen Sondheim's Passion and songs from the Lloyd Webber/David Zippel musical The Woman in White. Friedman will co-star with Michael Crawford in the latter, which begins previews in London in August.
Maria Friedman recently won her third Olivier Award for her performance as Mother in the West End production of Ragtime. She also won Oliviers for her one-woman show, Maria Friedman—By Special Arrangement, and for her work as Fosca in the London production of Sondheim's Passion. She received Olivier nominations for her roles as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George and Roxie in Chicago. Friedman's other stage credits include Lady in the Dark, Blues in the Night, April in Paris, Break of Day, Square Rounds, The Witches of Eastwick and Ragtime. She can also be seen as the Narrator in the film video of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
At the Carlyle, Friedman will offer shows Tuesday through Saturdays at 8:45 PM with late shows Fridays and Saturdays at 10:45 PM. There is a $55 cover charge Tuesday-Thursday evenings and a $65 cover Friday and Saturday nights; there is no minimum. The Café Carlyle is located in Manhattan at 35 East 76th Street at Madison Avenue. For reservations, call (212) 570 7189.