BTG Benefit: Hershey Felder in ANNA & SERGEI – Live from Florence

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BTG Benefit: Hershey Felder in ANNA & SERGEI – Live <i>from</i> Florence

HERSHEY FELDER as
Sergei Rachmaninoff in

ANNA & SERGEI

LIVE from FLORENCE
WORLD PREMIERE

With Special Guests
Ekaterina Siurina as Natalia Alexandrovna Rachmaninoff
Igor Polesitsky as Dr. Golitzin
and more….

Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Hershey Felder and Stefano de Carli

This event is a BTG benefit, with 50% of the proceeds going to BTG.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Taking place as a memory play in the house in which the Russian Rachmaninoff died in Beverly Hills, this is the story of a very strange meeting between Rachmaninoff and Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the sole surviving member of the Romanov Dynasty, the Princess Anastasia. Featuring Rachmaninoff’s most beloved melodies and music.

Patrons will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet.


ABOUT HERSHEY FELDER: 

Named to Time Magazine’s 2016 Top 10 Plays and Musicals, Hershey Felder has played over 6,000 performances of his self-created solo productions at some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and has broken box office records consistently. American Theatre Magazine has said, “Hershey Felder is in a category all his own.” His shows include: George Gershwin Alone (Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, West End’s Duchess Theatre); Monsieur ChopinBeethovenMaestro (Leonard Bernstein); Franz Liszt in MusikLincoln: An American StoryHershey Felder as Irving BerlinOur Great Tchaikovsky, and A Paris Love Story. His compositions and recordings include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and OrchestraFairytale, a musicalLes Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and PianoSong SettingsSaltimbanques for Piano and OrchestraEtudes Thematiques for Piano; and An American Story for Actor and Orchestra. Hershey is the adaptor, director and designer for the internationally performed play-with-music The Pianist of Willesden Lane with Steinway artist Mona Golabek; producer and designer for the musical Louis and Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara, directed by Taylor Hackford; and writer and director for Flying Solo, featuring opera legend Nathan Gunn. Hershey has operated a full-service production company since 2001, and in 2020 created a new brand LIVE FROM FLORENCE, that operates a “theatre at home broadcast company,” based in Florence, Italy. 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.

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