MAY 20 - 31, 2014

After charming Boston audiences with George Gershwin Alone and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein, Hershey Felder returns to ArtsEmerson with his latest musical exploration of a turning point in American history. In this intimate one-man piece, Felder weaves together the music of Stephen Foster with the songbook of the American Civil War to share the stories he uncovered after discovering Lincoln’s White House piano.

As Lincoln’s assassination unfolds through the perspectives of the young doctor who came to his aid, Mrs. Lincoln and others, Abe Lincoln’s Piano celebrates coincidence, history and music as it sheds new light on the evening at the theatre that changed our nation.


“Felder holds his audience in thrall with a seamless mixture of memory, music and poetry. A triumph at every turn.” — Chicago Sun-Times



Hershey Felder is an award-winning composer, actor, playwright, concert pianist, producer and director. Since 1999, his works George Gershwin Alone, Monsieur Chopin, Beethoven, As I Knew Him, and Maestro: Leonard Bernstein have appeared on Broadway, the West End, regionally and internationally.

Show Info

  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Starring Hershey Felder
  • Music by Stephen Foster, Hershey Felder and others
  • Book by Hershey Felder
  • Produced by Eighty-Eight Entertainment
  • Series Legend
  • Ages 10+
  • Running Time: 90 minutes, with no intermission