Berkeley Rep Extends THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE thru Jan 5

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring internationally acclaimed pianist Mona Golabek, is extending for an additional four weeks due to resounding praise from audiences and critics alike. A riveting tale of hope and the life-affirming power of music, The Pianist of Willesden Lane will now play through January 5 for an additional 28 performances.

The show is adapted and directed by award-winning musician Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Golabek and Lee Cohen. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, the musical drama tells the true story of Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. Golabek performs some of the world's most beautiful music as she chronicles the true story of her mother's survival.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to an international leader in innovative theatre. Known for its core values of imagination and excellence, as well as its educated and adventurous audience, the nonprofit has provided a welcoming home for emerging and established artists since 1968. In four decades, four million people have enjoyed more than 300 shows at Berkeley Rep. These shows have gone on to win five Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, and many other honors. Come see tomorrow's plays today at Berkeley Rep.

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