Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin The musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice.
“Absolutely dazzling!" -The Huffington Post
“It will put a tear in your eye and a song in your heart”--San Jose Mercury News
Songwriter Jerome Kern said it all: “Irving Berlin … IS American music.” In this tour de force performance by award-winning pianist and performer Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro: Leonard Bernstein), the remarkable story of “America’s Composer” takes us from the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side — and ultimately throughout America and the world. Hailed as “the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,” by George Gershwin, Berlin never learned to read music beyond a basic level, yet 35 of his compositions reached number one on the charts. His innumerable American classics include "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "White Christmas” and are considered to be the soundtrack of a century. Felder's signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move and delight. This musical portrait is an uplifting immigrant tale that breathes new life into the American Dream.
Saturday, October 20 @ $248.00 (Sold Out) Full Diversions New York package. The show is 2 hours with no intermission and will be at 59E59 Theater, an intimate Off-Broadway venue on 57th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.
THE BEST WAY TO GET THERE! Departing at 7:00 am on Saturdays and 6:30am on Saturdays in December and all Wednesdays. (See our Directions page for a map and detailed driving directions.) Diversions’ guides serve a selection of fruit juices, yogurt, muffins, bagels with assorted cheeses, chocolate apricots, coffee, tea and more. En route, you will hear background information on theater, art, cultural events and restaurants in Manhattan. Around 10:15am, our coach stops at the New York Palace on Madison Ave., between 50th & 51st St and then at 57th and Madison. You are free to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city until the 2:00pm matinee. At approximately 5pm, the coach picks you up at a designated theater. On the return to Baltimore, we serve an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and a Zabar’s dinner accompanied by a compelling video.We estimate an 8:30pm arrival at home.
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