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George Gershwin Alone

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George Gershwin Alone

This celebrated one-man play features acclaimed actor, playwright and accomplished pianist, Hershey Felder rendering an intimate portrait of George Gershwin’s personal life and artistic genius. Widely regarded as the man who brought jazz into the concert hall, Gershwin changed the musical landscape forever. Packed with Gershwin’s legendary songbook, George Gershwin Alone features delightful classics such as “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” songs from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris, and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue.” Directed by Joel Zwick (Broadway: George Gershwin Alone, Dance With Me; Film: My Big Fat Greek Wedding; TV: Laverne & Shirley, Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters).

“Hershey Felder, is truly phenomenal…it felt as if I were floating, gliding, and soaring above my seat throughout the production.” –Marc Savitt, BroadwayWorld

“Felder is quite amazing at the piano…a rare evening of authentic entertainment” –Peter Bergman, BerkshireBrightFocus

“Don’t miss this unforgettable musical treat”–Ron Lee, WBRK

“a moving experience…you owe it to yourself to see Hershey Felder in action” –Jarice Hanson, InTheSpotlight

Production Notes

music and lyrics by George & Ira Gershwin
book by Hershey Felder
directed by Joel Zwick

lighting design by Michael T. Gilliam
production manager/sound design by Erik Carstensen

at The Colonial Theatre
BTG’s Pittsfield Campus, 111 South Street

Opening/Press Night: Saturday, August 24 at 8pm
Closing: Saturday, August 31 at 8pm
Tickets: $50

Sponsored by: The Westfield News Group, Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Shubert Foundation

Backstage Event - Dinner with Hershey

at The Colonial Theatre
followed by
George Gershwin Alone
5pm: Cocktail Reception
6pm: Comfort Cuisine created by Firefly
8pm: Performance

Dinner and Performance: $150 ($46 tax-deductible)
Dinner Only: $100 ($50 tax-deductible)

Friday, August 30, 2019
The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

R.S.V.P. to Veronica Bone at (413) 448-8084 x50
or veronica@berkshiretheatre.org by Friday, August 16, 2019.



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