Photographs of America’s most treasured composers are on the walls of the Friars Club. By some oversight David Friedman’s is not. After an evening of David and friends performing his music he will take his rightful place among the music greats who have had their music echo through the hallowed rooms of the club. David Friedman’s lyrics and notes create some of the finest songs ever written. Their melodies and words touch your soul and send very powerful messages of humaneness. When he chooses to express himself comedically as in his tune Rich, Famous, and Powerful David brings out tears of laughter. David brought along some of his vocally gifted friends to perform for the Friars. Mara Davi, Hugh Panaro, Alix Korey, AJ Shively, Lauren Molina, Raissa Katona Bennett, Kate Hathaway, Stacy Sullivan, Norm Lewis, and Karen Mason. Money can’t buy this type of evening, not even a $600 ticket to Hello Dolly or Hamilton, but it happens at the Friars Club because of the love of show business that is the basis of it’s existence. Some of the titles of David’s songs best convey what happened in the club last night. “We Can Be Kind”, “I’ll Be Here With You”, “We Live On Borrowed Time”, and one of the most thrilling songs ever written, “Listen To My Heart”. David and his friends poured their hearts out with his music last night and Membership Chairman Bill Boggs anointed him an Honorary Friar. His photo will soon be on the wall in the Monastery and David can now enter the club at any time, order the most expensive item on the menu and have the privilege of paying for it! A Friar Tradition.
Friar Laura Slutsky produced the event.
(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this event go to BroadwayWorld.com)
(For complete photos of David Friedman at The Friars go to BroadwayWorld.com)