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George Gershwin Alone - 2004 - West End

In George Gershwin Alone, the irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive - along with exciting insights into his brief and brilliant life. Hershey Felder brings his hit show to Berkeley Rep after successful runs on Broadway, in London's West End, and in cities across the country. An accomplished pianist and performer, Felder was given full access to the Gershwin archive to create this tribute to the genius behind Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess. Gershwin wrote more than 1,000 timeless tunes such as "I Got Rhythm," "Summertime," and "They Can't Take That Away from Me." See George Gershwin Alone, and be captivated by the man and his music.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, last night September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Ehrhardt onstage below!
by Peter Danish - Sep 7, 2020
BWW Interview: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Following up the successful live streams of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin and Hershey Felder: Beethoven, acclaimed performer Hershey Felder will present his one-man show, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone streamed live on Sunday, September 13 at 5 PM PDT.
by Peter Danish - Sep 16, 2020
BWW REVIEW: Hershey Felder of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE LIVESTREAM from Florence, Italy. Felder's 3rd LIVE Livestream is his best yet.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
Ensemble Theater Company will present a stream of Hershey Felder As George Gershwin Alone on Sunday, September 13, 2020; 5:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances began at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on September 8 and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America's great composer, who with the groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, made a 'Lady out of Jazz.' The virtual performance incorporates the composer's best-known songs from 'The Man I Love' and 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces two live streamed musical events produced by HERSHEY FELDER PRESENTS – LIVE FROM FLORENCE, featuring Hershey Felder.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2020
Following the worldwide success of the live streaming productions of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Hershey Felder: Beethoven and George Gershwin Alone, Rubicon Theatre Company is honored to offer tickets for virtuoso playwright, performer and pianist Hershey Felder’s 2020-2021 Season of Storytelling and Song. Five streamed productions, some newly created for the screen from locations in Florence, Italy, and Paris, France, are available for purchase at www.rubicontheatre.org, or by calling (805) 667-2900. 
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015
The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'I Got Rhythm' and, of course, 'Rhapsody in Blue.' 
by Nancy Grossman - May 23, 2014
Hershey Felder returns to ArtsEmerson for his third solo musical theater piece after charming and enlightening local audiences with GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE and MAESTRO: LEONARD BERNSTEIN in recent years. This time he departs from staging the lives of genius composers to delve into the tragic death of a giant of American history by blending Civil War-era songs and first-person stories in an imaginative retelling of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015
The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including "Someone to Watch Over Me," "I Got Rhythm" and, of course, "Rhapsody in Blue." 
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014
Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in JACK LEMMON RETURNS, a new play with music. The production will preview tonight, May 2 and open on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.).
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014
This June award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder returns to Berkeley Rep with his popular and critically acclaimed one-man show, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro. Last summer, Felder brought Bay Area audiences to their feet and even got them singing with George Gershwin Alone. Now the master entertainer and virtuoso pianist is back for a limited engagement about America's greatest musical legend. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star, and composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, and Wonderful Town, Bernstein pushed all boundaries to become the world's first serious musical media superstar. Felder combines first-person narrative with the compositions of Bernstein and others to draw us deeply into the maestro's fascinating life, a life filled with tragedy and triumph and…music. This special presentation plays only 22 performances on the intimate Thrust Stage. It previews on June 5, opens June 6, and plays through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014
Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and last season's smash hit Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane) will present the World Premiere of Chris Lemmon in Jack Lemmon Returns, a new play with music. The production opens on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. The production is written and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the true story of the legendary Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple) and his relationship with his son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duet, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). Scroll down for some photos from the production!
by Roy Berko - Mar 9, 2015
It is the intent of theater to educate and entertain, and, in the case of some special offerings, enrapture. Such a piece of theater is THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, now on stage at Cleveland Play House.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015
Hartford Stage presents The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring piano virtuoso Mona Golabek, who performs some of the world's most beautiful music as she shares her own mother's riveting story of survival, from tonight, March 26 to April 26.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016
The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when The Town Hall presents HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein). Directed by Trevor Hay, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN plays one night only, Monday, June 6 at 8PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
Hartford Stage presents The Pianist of Willesden Lane, starring piano virtuoso Mona Golabek, who performs some of the world's most beautiful music as she shares her own mother's riveting story of survival, from March 26 to April 26.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
On the heels of successful runs at the Royal George in Chicago, and at Laguna Playhouse and The Broad in Southern California, JACK LEMMON RETURNS makes its way to California's Central Coast for a limited engagement March 11 through March 29 at Ventura's Rubicon Theatre. This enchanting play-with-music is both a revealing portrait of legendary actor Jack Lemmon (Mister Roberts, Some Like it Hot, Days of Wine and Roses, The Odd Couple), and an in-depth, personal look at his relationship with his only son, actor and musician Chris Lemmon (Duets, That's Life, Lena's Holiday, etc.). The production is adapted and directed by impresario Hershey Felder, whose gifts for melding music and story have been celebrated through productions of George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein and The Pianist of Willesden Lane.
by Katricia Lang - Jun 7, 2015
GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE, a solo one-act play with music, focuses on the life of George Gershwin. Along with providing a taste of Gershwin's arresting personality, the piece features several of the composer's most popular songs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014
This June award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder returns to Berkeley Rep with his popular and critically acclaimed one-man show, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro. Last summer, Felder brought Bay Area audiences to their feet and even got them singing with George Gershwin Alone. Now the master entertainer and virtuoso pianist is back for a limited engagement about America's greatest musical legend. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star, and composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, and Wonderful Town, Bernstein pushed all boundaries to become the world's first serious musical media superstar. Felder combines first-person narrative with the compositions of Bernstein and others to draw us deeply into the maestro's fascinating life, a life filled with tragedy and triumph and...music. This special presentation plays only 22 performances on the intimate Thrust Stage. The show opens tonight, June 6, and plays through June 22.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015
The irresistible music of America's favorite composer comes alive, along with insights into his brief and brilliant life, in this remarkable play-with-music by internationally acclaimed actor, playwright, and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. George Gershwin Alone is a delightful, touching and captivating evening of sheer joy. Brimming with irresistible music, the award-winning show includes songs by the creator of An American in Paris including 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'I Got Rhythm' and, of course, 'Rhapsody in Blue.' 
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jun 23, 2015
Growing up listening to a vast array of music, my ear fell in love with the classics and one particular song entitled 'Summertime' touched my heart and ears. The Gershwin's music is a staple in the history of American Music, and I was ecstatic to see The Alley Theatre's production of GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
Internationally acclaimed virtuoso pianist Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone and Maestro Bernstein) will tickle the ivories as one of the most popular and prolific songwriters of the 20th century in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015
Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Westport Country Playhouse, in association with Hershey Felder Presents, stages a musical tribute to Irving Berlin, one of the most successful songwriters of the 20th Century, with “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” from July 16 – August 3.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage with Seattle Repertory Theatre's presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (Broadway's George Gershwin Alone, Off-Broadway's Maestro; Our Great Tchaikovsky, and others). Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play the Bagley Wright stage February 23-March 18, 2018 (opening night is February 28, 2018), and tickets are on sale now through the Seattle Rep Box Office at 206.443.2222 and online at SeattleRep.org.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016
San Diego audience favorite Hershey Felder ("George Gershwin Alone," "Monsieur Chopin," "Beethoven," "Liszt," "An American Story," "Irving Berlin") returns to San Diego Repertory Theatre in a pre-New York engagement of "Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in MAESTRO." Fresh from a sold out run of "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" at the La Jolla Playhouse, Felder will now perform this signature work about America's finest conductor and composer, Leonard Bernstein, which had its premiere in 2011 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. Directed by Joel Zwick, "MAESTRO" plays a limited engagement from Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Details for the New York presentation will be announced in April.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2020
Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence continues its 2020-2021 season with a special holiday performance of Hershey Felder TCHAIKOVSKY, which will be live streamed from Florence, Italy on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM PT / 8:00 PM ET. Streaming On Demand for Hershey Felder TCHAIKOVSKY will also be available from December 21-27, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances opened last night, December 13, at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, today, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015
Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, tonight, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) presents George Gershwin Alone, featuring acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist Hershey Felder (Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Maestro: Leonard Bernstein) in a limited run at The Colonial Theatre (111 South St), beginning August 24 and running through August 31. The show is directed by Tony Award-nominee Joel Zwick.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Dallas Summer Musicals announced today that it is one of a select group of U.S. arts organizations participating in the livestream event, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone - Live from Florence to be streamed live on Sunday, September 13 at 7 p.m. CST. Tickets are on sale now.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced it is the local Chicago beneficiary for the live streamed broadcast of Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone - Live from Florence, Italy on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. CDT from Teatro della Pergola.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 25, 2019
Felder's performance is sublime. Watching his hands manipulate the keys of the Steinway Concert Grand Piano is a thing of beauty almost like watching the seemingly effortless movements of Gene Kelly and Syd Charise in American In Paris. So much so, it felt as if I were floating, gliding, and soaring above my seat throughout the production. Felder's performance is so genuine and strong, tears were brought to many an eye when he setup his performance of the duet from Porgy and Bess. He explains the evolution of this and other pieces providing fascinating insight and showing what an absolute genius Gershwin was. Felder's performance of the entire Rhapsody in Blue itself is well worth the price of admission. Happily, the show provides much more including both Q&A and sing-along segments.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
The story and music of America's Composer come to life on stage when Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages a special presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro). Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play Tuesday, April 4 - Sunday, April 30, 2017. Subscribers to
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
Following the enormous success of its previous two livestreaming musical events, internationally acclaimed artist Hershey Felder's new arts broadcasting company, Hershey Felder Presents a?" Live from Florence, today announced its next production, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, will stream live Sunday, September 13 from Teatro della Pergola at 5 p.m. PDT, 7 p.m. CDT and 8 p.m. EDT.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a virtual beginning of the 2020-2021 season. Produced in partnership with Hershey Felder Presents, Paper Mill is proud to present Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone - Live from Florence, streamed live on Sunday, September 13 at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
This fall, the legendary composer of a?oeRhapsody in Blue,a?? An American in Paris, and many more iconic American standards will come to life in a livestreamed performance of Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone a?" Live from Florence.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
Laguna Playhouse and Hershey Felder Presents announced today the details of Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone a?" Live from Florence. Following up the successful live streams of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin and Hershey Felder: Beethoven, acclaimed performer Hershey Felder will present his one-man show, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
Following the successful live streams of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin and Hershey Felder: Beethoven, Berkshire Theatre Group will present Hershey Felder in his one-man show, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone-Live from Florence, Italy to be streamed live on Sunday, September 13th at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts has announced HERSHEY FELDER AS GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE, a one-time-only, live streamed broadcast musical event presented live from Florence, Italy, to benefit The Wallis, on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 5 pm (PDT).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Hershey Felder Presents announced today the details of Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone, streamed live from Florence, Italy.
by Karen Bovard - Apr 4, 2015
Historically accurate, THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Hartford Stage Company is genuinely uplifting due to the tremendous virtuosity of Mona Golabek, the sole performer. This is especially true as she uses the piano to tell a story that matters deeply to her: her own mother's life.
by Marc Savitt - Apr 30, 2020
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN is being presented as a Mother's Day special on Sunday, May 10 at 8pm. Participants will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet. After the performance, audience members will be able to communicate directly with Felder, via text or online, in a post-show audience encore.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
The story and music of America's Composer comes to you live in the comfort of your own home when Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a live broadcast of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro).