fyeahmariafriedman:

Admit it. They were one of your earliest ships in childhood. Amiright? 

Admit it. They were one of your earliest ships in childhood. Amiright? 

ladylizaelliott:

It’s my blog and I’ll cry if I want to. This is the one Maria Friedman “experience” I have yet to take part in. Seeing her live in a HUGE venue in London amongst the West End who go completely bananas when she nails it.

"As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Blvd live in Hyde Park for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday concert. 

ladylizaelliott:

Maria Friedman, Sondheim Inside Out, November 2013. Photo by Chris Christodoulou (source) 

ladylizaelliott:

Maria Friedman, Sondheim Inside Out, November 2013. Photo by Chris Christodoulou (source

missviolethunter:

Showtune of the Day: “Back to Before”, from Ragtime. Performed by Maria Friedman.

There was a time
Our happiness seemed neverending.
I was so sure
That where we were heading was right.
Life was a road
So certain and straight and unbending.
Our little road
With never a crossroad in sight.
Back in the days
When we spoke in civilized voices-
Women in white
And sturdy young men at the oar.
Back in the days
When i let you make all my choices.
We can never go back to before.

There was a time
My feet were so solidly planted.
You’d sail away
While i turned my back to the sea.
I was content,
A princess asleep and enchanted.
If i had dreams,
Then i let you dream them for me.
Back in the days
When everything seemed so much clearer.
Women in white
Who knew what their lives held in store.
Where are they now,
Those women who stared from the mirror?
We can never go back to before.

There are people out there
Unafraid of revealing
That they might have a feeling,
Or they might have been wrong.
There are people out there
Unafraid to feel sorrow,
Unafraid of tomorrow,
Unafraid to be weak,
Unafraid to be strong…

There was a time
When you were the person in motion.
I was your wife.
It never occurred to want more.
You were my sky,
My moon and my stars and my ocean.
We can never go back to before.
We can never go back to before!

Maria Friedman featured "The West End is Booming and Women are Leading the Way: Meet Theatre’s new Golden Girls" by Claire Geraghty

Maria Friedman and the company of The Woman in White, opening night, November 17, 2005.

thefleetstreetvicomte:

Michael Ball, Maria Friedman and Jill Paice in the Broadway production of “The Woman in White”

thefleetstreetvicomte:

Maria Friedman, Jill Paice and Adam Brazier in the Broadway production of “The Woman in White”

milkywhiteismybestfriend:

Maria Friedman singing “Cildren Will Listen” from Into The Woods in “Sondheim at 80”.

ladylizaelliott:

Click here to listen to In Tune (BBC Radio 3), Sean Rafferty presents; Maria Friedman and Jason Carr with selections from the Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim repertoire. Songs can be found at 1:19.59, 1:33.12.

o-pera-is-life:

this was surprisingly good 

ladylizaelliott:

Maria Friedman as Marian Halcombe in The Woman in White: Photographed by Andy Bradshaw