Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY

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Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the special event below!

The full cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story includes Zak Resnick as Bert Berns, Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Theatre World Award-winnerLinda Hart as Mom, Joseph Siravo as Wazzel, Tony Award nominee de'Adre Aziza as Candace, Derrick Baskin as Hoagy, and Teal Wicks as Ilene,Bryan Fenkart as Young Wazzel, with an ensemble that includes Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison,Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Millan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, and Mark Zeisler.

Bert Berns, whose life is also the subject of the just-released book Here Comes the Night, was born in New York in 1929 and died tragically of a heart attack at just 38 years of age. But in his short career, Berns left an indelible mark on popular music; he made fifty-one pop chart singles in seven years and became one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story tells his remarkable story, once dubbed by Rolling Stone "one of the great untold stories of rock and roll," through his hit songs, which include "Twist and Shout," "Tell Him," "I Want Candy," "Hang On Sloopy," "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," and many more.

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Joseph Siravo, Bryan Fenkart, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Bryan Fenkart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
D'Adre Aziza

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Derrick Baskin

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Bryan Fenkart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Bryan Fenkart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
D'Adre Aziza

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Derrick Baskin

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Bryan Fenkart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Zak Resnick

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Zak Resnick and Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Zak Resnick

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Zak Resnick

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Linda Hart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Teal Wicks

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Teal Wicks and Linda Hart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Linda Hart

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Teal Wicks

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Joseph Siravo, Bryan Fenkart, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Leslie Kritzer

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Joseph Siravo, Bryan Fenkart, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Leslie Kritzer with the ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY
Joseph Siravo, Bryan Fenkart, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Derrick Baskin, D'Adre Aziza and Leslie Kritzer with the ensemble cast and creative team

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.