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George Gershwin Alone

Hershey Felder

Maestro Play Clip

“Stunning, dazzling, sheer genius.” -New York Daily News

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.



Post-Performance Discussion

Following the performance on SAT, MAY 12 @ 2PM

Join Harvard Bernstein scholar Carol J. Oja and Hershey Felder to discover how he brought Leonard Bernstein to life.
About Carol J. Oja

Carol J. Oja is William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University. Her newest book, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art, Race, and Progressive Politics in a Time of War, is to be published by Oxford University Press. She is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2012-13, and she is past-president of the Society for American Music.

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George Gershwin Alone

This popular production returns to Boston for a limited time!

Begins MAY 30, 2012

The Paramount Center Mainstage

Box Office: 617.824.8400

  • MAY 30 @ 7PM
  • MAY 31 @ 7:30PM
  • JUN 01 @ 8PM
  • JUN 02 @ 2PM AND 8PM
  • JUN 03 @ 1PM AND 5PM
  • JUN 05 @ 7:30PM
  • JUN 06 @ 7:30PM
  • JUN 07 @ 7:30PM
  • JUN 08 @ 8PM
  • JUN 09 @ 2PM AND 8PM
  • JUN 10 @ 1PM AND 5 PM



MUSIC & Lyrics BY:

George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin


Hershey Felder


Joel Zwick

Running Time:

2 hours with no intermission

An Evening with Hershey Felder: The Man Behind the Legends

For one night only, on MON, JUNE 4 internationally acclaimed Hershey Felder talks with arts critic Joyce Kulhawik—don’t miss your chance to hear from the man behind the legends!

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