PIPPIN's Tovah Feldshuh to Reprise GOLDA'S BALCONY Role at Parker Playhouse, 1/22-26
Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Matthew Lombardo will present four-time Tony Award-nominee Tovah Feldshuh who will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in the 10th Anniversary Production of Golda's Balcony. Tickets go on sale November 22 for the acclaimed William Gibson play, which will be part of the WinterStage Season at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from January 22 through January 26, 2014.
Supervised by Scott Schwartz, Golda's Balcony earned Ms. Feldshuh a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress and, from 2003-2005, became the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.
The play is a portrait of the indomitable Meir, the Milwaukee schoolteacher who became Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, Meir's life - and the play - encapsulates the dramatic story of Israel in the 20th Century.
"We are delighted to have Tovah return to the Parker Playhouse and to take part in our WinterStage series," Lombardo said. "Her portrayal of Golda Meir in this production is legendary and we are so excited to present this originating Broadway performance to Fort Lauderdale audiences."
For her work on the New York stage, from Yentl to Saravà! to Lend Me A Tenor to Golda's Balcony, Ms. Feldshuh has earned four Tony Award nominations for Best Actress and won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress (for Golda's Balcony).
Ms. Feldshuh also appeared on Broadway in Cyrano (with Christopher Plummer), Rodgers and Hart and Dreyfus in Rehearsal. Feldshuh portrayed the title roles in the Roundabout Theatre's She Stoops to Conquer and Mistress of the Inn, BAM's Three Sisters with RoseMary Harris and Ellen Burstyn, and played in the long-running hit The Vagina Monologues. Off-Broadway, she starred as the legendary Tallulah Bankhead in her own Tallulah Hallelujah!, which was chosen as one of the Ten Best Plays of the Year by USA Today.
Among other roles, Ms. Feldshuh has portrayed Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Sarah Bernhardt, Stella Adler, Sophie Tucker, Katharine Hepburn, three queens of Henry VIII and nine Jews from birth to death in Off-Broadway's Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. She was most recently seen in theaters in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale as movie icon Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's play Tea at Five.
Performance times are: Wednesday, January 22 at 8 p.m.; Thursday, January 23 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, January 26 at 1 and 7 p.m.
Individual tickets are $28, $46.50 and $66.50 with discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more priced at $26, $42 and $60. Tickets and group discounts are available at 954.462.0222 or select a seat online at ParkerPlayhouse.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Parker Playhouse, located in Holiday Park at 707 N.E. Eighth Street in Fort Lauderdale, is an affiliated venue of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, which provides programming and management of the facility. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change. Sun-Sentinel is a proud sponsor of the Parker Playhouse.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride