Maria Friedman, accompanied by an 11 piece band, will play just twenty-five performances of her most recent solo show Maria Friedman: Re-arranged at the Trafalgar Studios from 27 November 2008 - 4 January 2009, with press night on 4 December. Earlier this year Maria Friedman: Re-arranged enjoyed a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory where the show was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike. Maria Friedman: Re-arranged is produced by Chocolate Factory Productions, Sonia Friedman Productions, Robert G. Bartner and Bob Boyett.
Some of the worlds most renowned orchestrators and arrangers have re-arranged versions of Maria's firm favourites and contemporary songs, including the work of Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Jerry Herman, Michel Legrand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kate Bush, Randy Newman, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and Suzanne Vega. Orchestrators and arrangers include Jason Carr, David Cullen, Michael Starobin, Jeremy Sams, Jonathan Tunick and Chris Walker.
Maria Friedman's 11-piece band comprises some of the UK's best soloists, between them playing over 50 instruments. This new production directed specifically for the Trafalgar Studios by David Babani, Artistic Director of the Menier Chocolate Factory, will feature a mix of the original Menier Chocolate Factory programme with some exciting new additions. The running time of this show will be 90 minutes with no interval.