Love, Linda

Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter is a one-woman, tour de force musical journey created by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman.

Love, Linda tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who married and was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties. Though Cole Porter was gay, their companionship and love lasted through 35 years of marriage and together they shared a spectacular, glamour-filled life.

With innovative arrangements, 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, opened on October 28th, 2009 at the Triad Theater in NYC, directed by Ben West.  After touring in subsequent regional performances, it had its Off-Broadway premiere at the York Theatre on December 3rd, 2013, directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.  Love, Linda was filmed in 2021, earning an array of awards at independent film festivals. It is currently streaming at Amazon Prime / BroadwayHD.

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track list

  1. When A Woman’s In Love (Theme)/So In Love/What Is This Thing Called Love
  2. Ours
  3. I Love Paris
  4. Miss Otis Regrets
  5. The Scampi
  6. In The Still Of The Night
  7. Ours (Reprise)
  8. Medley: Let’s Do It/You’ve Got That Thing/Let’s Misbehave/You Do Something To Me
  9. Let’s Be Buddies
  10. Ridin’ High
  11. Love For Sale
  12. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  13. Throwing A Ball Tonight
  14. Night And Day/There’s A Hollywood That’s Good
  15. Wunderbar
  16. When A Woman’s in Love
Opening: So In Love/What Is This Thing Called Love?
Opening: So In Love/What Is This Thing Called Love?
I Love Paris
I Love Paris
Night and Day/ There's A Hollywood That's Good
Night and Day/ There's A Hollywood That's Good

production personnel / performers

Tim Peierls, Gary William Friedman and Stevie Holland, producers
Gary William Friedman, arrangements

Landon Knoblock, piano
Deniz Cordell, piano (tracks 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16)
Peter Brendler, bass
Jeff Davis, drums

liner notes