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Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein


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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.


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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Hershey Felder in Maestro: Leonard Bernstein

A Play With Music

Boston's musical genius brought to life

APR 28 – MAY 20, 2012

The Paramount Center Mainstage

Box Office: 617.824.8400

  • APR 28 @ 2PM
  • APR 28 @ 8PM Sold Out New Center
  • APR 29 @ 1PM AND 5PM
  • MAY 01 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 02 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 03 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 04 @ 8PM
  • MAY 05 @ 2PM AND 8PM
  • MAY 06 @ 1PM AND 5PM
  • MAY 08 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 09 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 10 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 11 @ 8PM
  • MAY 12 @ 2PM AND 8PM
  • MAY 13 @ 1PM AND 5PM
  • MAY 17 @ 7:30PM
  • MAY 18 @ 8PM
  • MAY 19 @ 2PM AND 8PM
  • MAY 20 @ 1PM AND 5PM



MUSIC & Lyrics BY:

Leonard Bernstein & Others


Hershey Felder


Joel Zwick

Running Time:

1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission

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