From Broadway to London’s West End and theatres across the U.S., this celebrated one-man play about the legendary American composer who "made a lady out of jazz" now returns to Boston! In the award-winning George Gershwin Alone, internationally-acclaimed actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder renders an intimate portrait of the legendary composer that provides a personal glimpse into Gershwin’s early years, his personal life and his artistic genius. The evening is packed with many of Gershwin’s most famous pieces, including “I Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” and a complete performance of “Rhapsody in Blue."
“A truly amazing, must-see performance!” -Chicago Sun-Times
About Hershey Felder
Hershey Felder is a composer, actor, playwright, director and concert pianist. 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. Winner of the 2007 Los Angeles Ovation Awards, Best Musical and Best Actor for George Gershwin Alone. In April 2012 he will direct the premiere of Mona Golabek in The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Geffen Playhouse.
- Location: Paramount Center Mainstage
- Music & Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
- Book by Hershey Felder
- Directed by Joel Zwick
- Running Time 2 hours with no intermission