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On Demand Presentation of LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER to Debut in June

Love, Linda tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter.

On Demand Presentation of LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER to Debut in June

Cole Porter fans will be able to celebrate his birthday on June 9th in style this year with the world premiere on demand presentation of the Off-Broadway musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter. With book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, music and lyrics by the legendary Cole Porter and arrangements and additional music by Mr. Friedman. The filmed presentation of this solo show stars the musical's co-creator and originator of the role Stevie Holland, as directed for the stage by Richard Maltby, Jr.*

Lyle Saunders heads the production team. Robert Learner is the Director of Photography.

Tickets for the world premiere on demand event are priced at $15 and are available online at Broadway On Demand at https://www.broadwayondemand.com/series/f8KQPQwXdRfI-love-linda--on-demand.

Love, Linda tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With innovative arrangements, Cole Porter's timeless songs weave through the compelling narrative, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their glamorous lives. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale."

"The contemporary world has led us to expand our definition of a love story," stated Richard Maltby Jr. "There are so many different kinds of love, and the love story of Linda and Cole Porter is one of the unusual ones -- unlikely, unconventional, perhaps even unexplainable, but a real love story in every sense of the word. And it is linked to the creation of some of the most glorious love songs ever written. Stevie Holland has given us a gift by bringing Linda Porter vividly to life in her one-woman musical play that will take you into the heart of a complex, gracious and passionate human being."

Love, Linda launched with two sold-out runs at the Triad Theater in 2009 and 2010. The production was expanded, developed and received a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere at the York Theatre Company in 2013. The critics had this to share: theater historian Robert Kimball and author of The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter simply stated, "One of the best Cole Porter shows ever!" USA Today exclaimed "Sultry Elegance." "An emotionally absorbing solo show" --New York Stage Review. A must see for fans of the great American Songbook" -- TheaterScene.

Stage presentations of Love, Linda are currently being presented in theaters across the country and around the globe. www.lovelindathemusical.com.


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