Hershey Felder “Maestro Bernstein: A Play with Music"
(Rochester, NY) - A Play with Music, written and performed by Hershey Felder, includes music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and others. Directed by Joel Zwick, A Play with Music airs Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12 p.m. on Classical 91.5.
Hershey Felder, critically acclaimed master entertainer and virtuoso pianist brings one of America’s greatest musical legends to life in Maestro Bernstein. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star, and composer of West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, and Wonderful Town, Bernstein pushed all boundaries to become the world’s first serious musical media superstar. Felder combines first-person narrative with the compositions of Bernstein and others to draw us deeply into a fascinating life—a life filled with tragedy and triumph, and music.
The Boston Globe wrote “in his finely wrought portrait, Felder captures Bernstein’s restless energy, his combination of self-confidence and vulnerability, and his flair for drama.” The Chicago Sun-Times raves “you will walk out of the theater realizing you’ve barely breathed for the duration of this astonishing musical and theatrical transmigration of souls.”
Pictured: Hershey Felder
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