LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER Returns For An Open Ended Run At The Triad

Following its sold-out run last year, LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. Cole Porter -- Stevie Holland's new one-woman musical about Linda Porter and her life with husband Cole Porter -- returns for an open-ended run at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) in Manhattan, with performances beginning March 3 at 8pm.

With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Ms. Holland and Gary William Friedman, LOVE, LINDA stars Stevie Holland as Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who married, and was a driving force behind, legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Though Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

Initially presented last fall during a limited engagement, LOVE, LINDA returns as a critical and audience favorite. In his New York Times review, Daniel M. Gold wrote the show offers "a real sense of triumph," adding that "Stevie Holland has a graceful, silken voice that glides easily through some of Cole Porter's best-known songs, as well as a handful of comparative rarities." Rex Reed, in his New York Observer review, described LOVE, LINDA as "De-lovely! An enjoyable one-woman show performed by the stunning song stylist Stevie Holland." EdgeNY critic Steve Weinstein proclaimed, "If the real Linda had half of Stevie Holland's charms, it's easy to see how a gay man of
discernment would remain smitten with her for a lifetime."'s Sarah Whalen wrote, "Holland's incredible delivery and Gary William Friedman's musical arrangements bring Cole Porter's music to life in a very exciting way." And JB Spins' Joe Bendel called LOVE, LINDA "an elegant fusion of forms... an effective hybrid of solo theater and jazz."

Performances of LOVE, LINDA run at The Triad Theater (158 West 72nd Street) Wednesdays at 8pm, beginning March 3, for an open-ended run. Tickets are $35, plus a two-drink minimum. For reservations, call Theatermania at 212-352-3101 or visit

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