Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone
Live from Florence
Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Stefano de Carli and Hershey Felder
Adapted from the stage play directed by Joel Zwick
September 13, 2020
Running time: approximately 2 hours
Berkeley Rep first presented Hershey Felder in George Gershwin Alone in 2013. The show has had over 3,000 performances worldwide, including Broadway, London’s West End, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and more. As with his previous livestream performances, this production will benefit national U.S. theatres and arts organizations.
George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer, who with the groundbreaking “A Rhapsody in Blue,” made a “Lady out of Jazz.” The show incorporates the composer’s best-known songs from “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” through the hits of An American In Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of “Rhapsody In Blue.” As the only actor-musician to create the role of George Gershwin on the stage and with over 3,000 performances from California to Broadway to London’s West End, for the first time, Hershey Felder will bring George Gershwin to life on the stage of one of Europe’s oldest and most famous theatres, Florence’s Teatro Della Pergola.
Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone is produced by Hershey Felder Presents: LIVE FROM FLORENCE.