Simply titled "Maria Friedman Live," the 19-track disc was recorded live at London's Ambassadors Theatre in April 2002. Friedman, who is currently in the midst of a month-long run at New York's Cafe Carlyle (through May 1), offers an eclectic mix of material on her newest recording, including songs from Sunday in the Park with George, Show Boat and Porgy and Bess. The complete track listing for "Maria Friedman Live" follows:
"The Way He Makes Me Feel"
"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"
"Play That Song Again"
"In Germany Before the War"
"To a Portable Radio"
"Song of a German Mother"
"In the Sky"
"There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York"
"The Road You Didn't Take"/"In Buddy's Eyes"/"Too Many Mornings"
I Can Cook Too"
I Happen to Like New York"
The Way You Look Tonight"
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.
"Maria Friedman Live" is available at Dress Circle for £13.99. Visit www.dresscircle.co.uk for more information.