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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

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Overview

Produced by:
The Town Hall, with Eva Price, Samantha F. Voxakis, and Karen Racanelli
Dates:
August 24 - October 28, 2018
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
Theater:
Showing in Theater

Show Info

Written and performed by Hershey Felder 
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin 
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay


Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin brings the man behind the iconic music to life in an evening reflecting Berlin's remarkable journey from child immigrant to America's most beloved and prolific songwriter, and featuring the some of the composer's most popular and enduring songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "White Christmas." 
 


Producing Company

Hershey Felder Presents

Hershey Felder Presents is the newest division of Eighty-Eight Entertainment which was created in 2001 by Hershey Felder and is devoted to the creation of new works of musical theater. Current projects include the musical plays Our Great Tchaikovsky, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, and The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Recordings include Love Songs of the Yiddish Theatre, Back from Broadway, George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin, Beethoven As I Knew Him, and An American Story for Actor & Orchestra.


Reviews

"Richly entertaining and touching." - Critic's Pick, Los Angeles Times

"Absolutely dazzling" - Huffington Post

"Truly engrossing and heartfelt."
"Tne modern jukebox musical at its most simple, persuasive and dramatically effective." - amNewYork

"Through his riveting acting and superb musicianship, Mr. Felder's portrayal of Irving Berlin makes this American musical icon come alive again." - Broadway World

"[Felder's] musicianship is impeccable on everything he touches."
"Berlin's songs are a permanent pleasure to the ear, and at least for a couple of hours, his ability to speak to the culture that nurtured him is restored." - Lighting & Sound America