Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut

A pianist and a singer alone on a stage is usually not my favorite cabaret experience I often feel like I'm listening to a rehearsal and musically reduced version of the the real thing. In the case of Three-Time Oliver Award winner Maria Friedman and her pianist Jason Carr on Feinstein's/54 Below stage last night it probably is the best way to soak up every note of a spectacular concert.

The music of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim have never been in better hands. Maria Friedman has an extraordinary vocal instrument which when combined with her incredible phrasing and acting ability makes her performance of these two composers an experience that will never leave your musical memory. Her brilliant musical director Jason Carr created piano arrangements that would have had composers Sondheim and Bernstein cheering. Although it would have been easier for some fans to hear Maria in London her home town, I can understand why these Brits travelled to New York City for this show. Do not miss Maria Friedman, you only have to travel to 54th street for one of the greatest cabaret performances you will ever have.

Maria Friedman at Feinstein's/54Below Sept. 19,20,21,22, & 23 at 7PM

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Jason Carr, Musical Director

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Jason Carr & Maria Friedman, "Getting Married Today"

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman, "Officer Krupke"

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Feinstein's/54 Below

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Stephen Sorokoff & Jason Carr

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman & Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Maria Friedman, Maria von Nicholai, Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Makes Her Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut
Feinstein's/54 Below

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