Take an extraordinary journey through Leonard Bernstein’s life and career. Rooted in Boston history, this longtime music director of the New York Philharmonic, composer of acclaimed works like Candide, West Side Story, On the Town and Mass and Tanglewood icon broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world's musical ambassador. Award-winning actor, playwright and concert pianist Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone) returns to Boston with his latest composer creation, Maestro: Leonard Bernstein. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star...for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist.
“Hershey Felder has the chutzpah to take on Leonard Bernstein in Maestro and the talent to pull it off.” –Los Angeles 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 Leonard Bernstein & Others
- Book by Hershey Felder
- Directed by Joel Zwick
- Running Time 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission