Original Cast Recordings
Taking My Turn
150 Music proudly presents the re-issue of the original cast album of TAKING MY TURN, the award-winning, critically acclaimed musical with lyrics by Will Holt and music by Gary William Friedman. TAKING MY TURN was one of the first musicals to deal with aging. Director/Adaptor Robert H. Livingston collected the actual writings of people "in their prime", which became the basis for the non-linear book. The stellar cast included Margaret Whiting, Cissy Houston, Marni Nixon and Tiger Haynes. TAKING MY TURN opened Off-Broadway at the Entermedia Theatre in 1983, and won the 1984 Outer Critic's Circle Award for Best Lyrics/Music and a Drama Desk nomination for Best Musical. TAKING MY TURN was also presented on the PBS Great Performance Series.
LOVE, LINDA: THE LIFE OF MRS. COLE PORTER
LOVE, LINDA is a one-woman musical created by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman about Linda Lee Thomas, the southern beauty who married, and was a driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter. Though Cole Porter was gay, their love and companionship lasted through 35 years of marriage and a spectacular, glamour-filled life. With innovative arrangements by Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life. LOVE, LINDA enjoyed a successful Off-Broadway Premiere at the York Theatre 2013-2014 and returned to NYC October 2018 for a limited engagement at the Triad Theater, both productions starring Stevie Holland with direction by TONY award-winning Richard Maltby, Jr.
The Last Supper
With the help of an Angel who serves as his muse, each Apostle appears to Leonardo and tells a story which is then reflected through music in an uplifting contemporary pop-gospel score by Gary William Friedman and Thomas Mitz.
Stevie Holland is featured as the Angel, joined by a stellar casts of soloists and a full chorus.
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The Me Nobody Knows
The original cast recording of the award-winning musical! With music by Gary William Friedman, lyrics by Will Holt and additional lyrics by Herb Schapiro and inner-city children, this ground breaking show featured the hottest young cast who went on to become stars, including Irene Cara, Beverly Bremers, Hattie Winston and Northern Calloway.