Cabaret & Concert News
Hershey Felder stays George Gershwin alone to benefit the Entertainment Community Foundation
The one-night show will play New York City Hall.
Actor-pianist Hershey Felder will perform a one-night-only performance of his solo show George Gershwin alone December 4 at City Hall in Manhattan. The profits from the concert go to the entertainment community fund.
George Gershwin alone, written by and starring Felder and directed by Joel Zwick, premiered 22 years ago at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre.
The solo show includes a full performance of “A Rhapsody in Blue,” which premiered nearly 100 years ago just steps away from City Hall in what was Aeolian Hall on West 43rd Street. Attendees can also expect to hear Gershwin classics like “Summertime,” “The Man I Love,” “‘S Wonderful,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You” and “Swanee.” The upcoming benefit will also include guest appearances from Broadway favorites.
George Gershwin alone was the first of Felder’s one-man biographical composer shows. He has subsequently celebrated works by, among others, Beethoven, Berlin, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, Debussy and Liszt. Felder will also soon be seen in Monsieur Chopina play with music, directed by Zwick, which runs November 16-24. December at 59e59 Theatres.
The performance December 4 performance of George Gershwin alone continues Felder’s philanthropic efforts during and after the pandemic, donating over $2 million to American theaters and international arts organizations via live performances and streaming productions.
The Entertainment Community Fund is a national human services organization that meets the needs of people working in the performing arts and entertainment with services focused on health and wellness, career and life, and housing. Visit EntertainmentCommunity.org.
For tickets to the upcoming benefit, click here.