Friedman — famed for her interpretation of the works of Stephen Sondheim — brings her one-woman show to the Cafe Carlyle through Oct. 11. Entitled "Maria Friedman: From London to New York," her program includes several tunes by Sondheim — "Broadway Baby," "Move On" and a Follies medley — as well as works by Jerome Kern, Cole Porter and a host of other composers. The actress-singer will be accompanied on two pianos played by musical director Michael Haslam and Chris Walker. Sondheim and Cafe Carlyle regular Barbara Cook will host Friedman's opening night. Maria Friedman won Olivier Awards 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 and an Evening Standard Award for her performance in the Royal National Theatre's production of Lady in the Dark. Friedman's other stage credits include 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.
The Café Carlyle is located in New York City at 35 East 76th Street. Friedman will play Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:45 PM with late shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 10:45 PM. There is a $50 cover charge but no minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 570-7189.