Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

December 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018
(Opening Night: December 21, 2017) 

On the Lyceum Stage

Lyrics and Music By Irving Berlin
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay
Scenic Design by Hershey Felder and Trevor Hay

Lighting Design by Richard Norwood
Projections Design by Christopher Ash and Lawrence Siefert
Sound Design and Production Management by Erik Carstensen
Producers, Eva Price, Samantha F. Voxakis and Karen Racanelli

Cast:

Hershey Felder as “Irving Berlin”

From Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Irving Berlin’s life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter’s most popular and enduring work, including “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas” and more. Pianist and actor Hershey Felder’s signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight. 

                                                                   


Press Photos
All photos credited to Hershey Felder Presents

        
 Hershey Felder as "Irving Berlin" in Hershey Felder as Irving             
Hershey Felder as "Irving Berlin" in Hershey Felder as Irving
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Bios

Hershey Felder (Irving Berlin/Playwright/Scenic Design). Writing in “American Theatre,” Hedy Weiss said, “Hershey Felder is in a category all his own.” Over the past 20 years he has played over 4,500 performances of his self-created solo productions at the some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and has broken box office records consistently. His shows include: “George Gershwin Alone” (Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, West End’s Duchess Theatre); “Monsieur Chopin”; “Beethoven”; “Maestro” (Leonard Bernstein); “Franz Liszt in Musik” and “Lincoln: An American Story.” In addition, he performs concerts of “The Great American Songbook Sing-Along” at every theatre where his shows are presented. Future productions include the new musical “Chosen by G-d” for which he is writing music, book and lyrics. His compositions and recordings include “Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and Orchestra”; “Fairytale, a musical”; “Les Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and Piano”; “Song Settings”; “Saltimbanques for Piano and Orchestra”; “Etudes Thematiques for Piano”; and “An American Story for Actor and Orchestra.” Hershey is the adaptor, director and designer for the very successful play with music, “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” and, for the musical “Louis and Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara,” directed by Taylor Hackford, he is the producer and designer. Hershey has operated a full-service production company since 2001. He has been a scholar-in-residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music and is married to Kim Campbell, the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

Trevor Hay (Director/Scenic Co-Design) directed the world premieres of “An American Story for Actor and Orchestra,” “Abe Lincoln's Piano,” “Hershey Felder As Franz Liszt In Musik” and “Our Great Tchaikovsky.”  He is Associate Director for Mona Golabek's “The Pianist of Willesden Lane.” Former member of the historic Old Globe Theatre in San Diego where, at the age of nine, his first position was selling Old Globe memorabilia. Over the next 32 years, Mr. Hay went on to various aspects of production on more than 80 presentations, including the Broadway productions of Jack O'Brien's “Damn Yankees,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and Twyla Tharpe's “The Times They Are A-Changin'.” Included in his 23 seasons at the Old Globe were eleven seasons of the Summer Shakespeare Festival Repertory, as well as work on Tracy Letts' “August: Osage County,” directed by Sam Gold, and Hershey Felder's “George Gershwin Alone,” “Monsieur Chopin” and “Maestro Bernstein.”

 

 
 
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