Felder adds venue to Berlin show
Among the thousands of songs written by Irving Berlin are ditties entitled “Do It Again,” “Together We Two” and “Stop! Stop! Stop! Come Over and Love Me Some More!”
Those are appropriate sentiments when announcing that Hershey Felder’s one-man show about Irving Berlin will not only be at Westport Country Playhouse July 16 through Aug. 3, as previously announcement; it will also be at Hartford Stage June 21 to 30.
Felder has visited Hartford Stage four other times, portraying three other composers. He starred as “George Gershwin Alone” in 2004 and 2006, as “Monsieur Chopin” also in
2006 and just last year as “The Great Tchaikovsky.”
Felder also adapted and directed “The Pianist of Willesden,” which Mona Golabek performed at Hartford Stage in 2015 and 2018 and which she will bring back to the Westport Playhouse Dec. 5-22.
Irving Berlin, who died in 1989 at the age of 101, was one of the most successful composers of the 20th century. His hits included “White Christmas,” “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Three of Berlin’s musicals had their world premieres at the Shubert theater in New Haven: “Louisiana Purchase” in 1940, “Annie Get Your Gun” in 1946 and “Call Me Madam” in 1950.
Tickets for the Hartford Stage booking of “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” went on sale Nov. 23. Details at hartfordstage.org.