Cult Show Rachael Lily Rosenbloom Gets 54 Below Concert in NYC
"The musical > Rachael Lily Rosenbloom...and don’t you ever forget it!> may have closed after seven previews on Broadway on December 1, 1973, but its coterie of fans took the advice of the title and never forgot it.
With music by then-25-year-old Paul Jabara and book by Jabara and Tom Eyen (> Dreamgirls> ), the musical is getting a special tribute concert March 13 at Feinstein’s/54Below nightclub in Manhattan... This musical in concert will be produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and directed by Max Friedman with the support of Paul Jabara’s family."
Read the full report from Playbill.com here.
Rave Review for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET from BistroAwards.com:
"Masterful direction by Max Friedman doesn’t miss an opportunity to illuminate and deepen the moving story being told."
BistroAwards.com named the show a Bistro Pick, saying the following:
"Fantastically entertaining... Sam Bolen grabs the stage with an immediacy and electricity that are the definition of a star turn... The songs themselves are a marvel... The audience bristles with the excitement of being present at the birth of what might well be a major musical."
Read the full review from BistroAwards.com here.
MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Director Featured on Latest Episode of THE SET LIST
On episode 14 of "The Set List" podcast, director Max Friedman sits down with Victor Legrá to talk about new musical "Midnight At The Never Get".
BroadwayWorld.com has all the info on where to listen to the interview here.
Max Friedman Talks Bringing Unique Spin to Cabaret with Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band
Feature Interview with Matt Tamanini on BroadwayWorld.com
It's approaching midnight. You walk down a narrow set of stairs into a dimly-lit, yet elegant space that is surprisingly more intimate than you imagined. The guys and dolls in the crowd are dressed to impress. You order a martini, dirty of course, and unwind as only New Yorkers can; with a Broadway star, fresh off an evening performance, crooning your favorite standards, backed by a collection of some of the city's best jazz musicians. However, this isn't a 40s era noir film, it is the vibe you get at a Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band show, one of New York's most unique blends of traditional cabaret and modern Broadway.
"(It's) really exciting to see people our age duck into a booth, you just feel like you're in a different time," Max Friedman, Broadway Big Band's director, said. "I always get the sense that it feels like going and seeing your favorite Broadway performer in a little speakeasy on 54th Street."
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