Richard Maltby Jr., Stevie Holland, and Gary William Friedman at the first day of rehearsal for Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter.
Richard Maltby Jr., Stevie Holland, and Gary William Friedman at the first day of rehearsal for Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter.
(© David Loughner/York Theatre Company)

Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter, a new musical by Stevie Holland and Gary William Friedman featuring the music of Cole Porter, will receive its off-Broadway premiere at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's beginning December 3. The musical, which stars jazz vocalist Holland, is set to run through January 5. Richard Maltby Jr. directs.

This one-woman musical explores the life of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who married legendary songwriter Cole Porter and became a driving force in his life.

The company of Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter:  Christopher McGovern (seated, music director); standing: Danny Weller (bass), Richard Maltby Jr. (director),  Andrew Levine (York Executive Director), Stevie Holland, Gary William Friedman (book/arrangements), and James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director).
The company of Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter: Christopher McGovern (seated, music director); standing: Danny Weller (bass), Richard Maltby Jr. (director), Andrew Levine (York Executive Director), Stevie Holland, Gary William Friedman (book/arrangements), and James Morgan (York Producing Artistic Director).
(© David Loughner/York Theatre Company)