Photo Coverage: First Look at Hershey Felder in MAESTRO BERNSTEIN
The story and music of the great composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein comes to life on stage whenThe Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes presents Maestro Bernstein, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's GeorgeGershwin Alone). Directed by Joel Zwick, Maestro Bernstein plays one night only, Thursday, July 17 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street.)
Combining first person narrative, and his own music as well as music that inspired him, Maestro Bernsteinis a tale spanning the entire 20th Century. Leonard Bernstein, America's greatest musician, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star...for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. Maestro Bernstein is currently playing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in an extended run.
The Town Hall engagement marks the New York premiere of Maestro Bernstein, which has previously played to rave reviews on the stages of Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Chicago's Royal George Theatre, Cleveland Play House and more. The Boston Globe wrote "in his finely wrought portrait,Felder captures Bernstein's restless energy, his combination of self-confidence and vulnerability, and his flair for drama." The Chicago Sun-Times raved "you will walk out of the theater realizing you've barely breathed for the duration of this astonishing musical and theatrical transmigration of souls." The San Diego Tribune wrote that Felder "...hits all the right notes. Hershey Felder's Bernstein is a pleasure to watch, involving and rich. ... He is a masterful pianist with a showman's sense of drama and dynamics."
TICKETS FOR MAESTRO BERNSTEIN: Tickets are on sale at The Town Hall Box Office, 123 West 43rd Street, (noon-6pm, Mon-Fri) and Ticketmaster.com, 800.982.2787. Tickets range from $30 - 65.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
The Town Hall 2014 Summer Season: Broadway Preludes will be presenting Hershey Felder as Maestro Bernstein
Sheet music for Maestro Bernstein starring Hershey Felder