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Gary William Friedman

GARY WILLIAM FRIEDMAN  

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below is a list of Gary William Friedman's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Celebration         Kill The One-Eyed Man!         Last Supper, The         Laugh A Little, Cry A Little         Love, Linda         Me Nobody Knows, The         Platinum         Sunset         Taking My Turn



Celebration

Synopsis:
a very modern-sounding oratorio which was performed as part of the Simchas Torah service at Temple Israel, New York City. Friedman's composition, which was performed by a 10-piece orchestra and sung by the choirs of the congregation, is a blend of several musical styles sung in both English and Hebrew. It is a happy piece, combining elements of jazz, rock, classical, sacred and folk music, using Hebrew words in a distinctively contemporary setting. It is a bright, lively and quite imaginative score that manages to be exciting and interesting, and really quite reverent in its own way.

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Genre:
Simchas Torah Oratorio

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Kill The One-Eyed Man!

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Music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics And book by Herb Shapiro. Based on "Diary Of A Madman" by Nikolai Gogol

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Last Supper, The

Synopsis:
Leonardo da Vinci has been commissioned to create a mural of The Last Supper and it is his first attempt at painting in ten years. He fears he has lost his artistic vision by squandering his gifts. an angel/muse inspires him to invoke the apostles and ultimately their last meal with Jesus. By discovering what each individual was thinking and feeling at the moment of crisis, Leonardo confronts his own betrayal and learns that through love and faith he can rediscover the vision of divine inspiration and the purpose of life.

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Music And Vocal Arrangements by Gary William Friedman. Book And Lyrics by Thomas Mitz. Based on An original concept by Andy Krey

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  15            Female:  3            Other:  plus SaTB vocalist(s).

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Laugh A Little, Cry A Little

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Music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics And book by Arnold B Horwitt. Based on "The Joys Of Yiddish" by Leo Rosten

1st Produced:
Playhouse In The PArk, Philadelphia    1974

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Genre:
Musical

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Love, Linda

Synopsis:
With music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman, Love, Linda stars Stevie Holland as Linda Porter, the Southern beauty who married the legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. although Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they lived a spectacular, glamour-filled life. The score for Love, Linda includes such beloved Porter songs as "So in Love," "In the Still of the Night," "Love for Sale," and "Night and Day." Woven through the compelling narrative of Love, Linda, these songs, and lesser-known Porter gems, unite to tell the story of Linda and Cole's unconventional relationship and great love for each other.
- nytheatre.com

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music And lyrics by Cole Porter; book by Stevie Holland And Gary William Friedman

1st Produced:
Triad, NY    28 Oct 2009

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Genre:
60 min Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  1            Other:  musicians

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Me Nobody Knows, The

Gary William Friedman
Comments: "These are children's voices from the ghetto. In their struggle lies their hope, and ours. They are the voices of change."

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Music by Gary William Friedman; Lyrics by Will Holt; Adapted by Robert H. Livingston And Herb Schapiro; Based on the book "The Me Nobody Knows" edited by Stephen M. Joseph; Original idea by Herb Schapiro; Additional lyrics by Herb Schapiro

1st Produced:
Chelsea Theater Center, The    1970

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Original cast recording: 150 Music (02) 1970

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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Platinum

Synopsis:
Lilla Halliday was a famous Hollywood star of musicals in the 40s and 50s. She is at a recording studio making a come back record. at the studio she meets rock star Dan Riley and falls for him

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Music by Gary William Friedman; Book by Will Holt And Bruce Vilanch; Lyrics by Will Holt; Note: earlier script by Louis La Russo II. Orignially titled "Sunset" And performed At The Studio Arena Theatre

1st Produced:
Mark Hellinger Theater, New York    1978

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Original cast recording: CX (335)

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Genre:
Musical

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Sunset

Gary William Friedman
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Music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics And book by Will Holt

1st Produced:
Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York    12 Nov 1978

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Revival cast recording: TER (1180) 1983

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Genre:
Musical

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Taking My Turn

Gary William Friedman
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Music by Gary William Friedman; lyrics And book by Will Holt

1st Produced:
Entermedia Theatre, New York    09 Jun 1983

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Original cast recording: DRG (19012) 1983

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Genre:
Musical

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