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Hershey Felder
Phone (617) 824-8400
Price $25, $89
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Theater

"George Gershwin Alone"

Saturday, Jun 9, 2012 8:00p
Paramount Center Boston, MA

Hershey Felder recently completed a Boston run of "Maestro: Leonard Bernstein," and if he makes a slip at "George Gershwin Alone," are we going to hear "Maria, You is my woman"? Probably not, since the singer, pianist, composer, and actor spent five years researching Gershwin's life and career. The one-man show is presented by ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage.--June Wulff, Globe Staff

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Paramount Center
599 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02107
(617) 824-8000
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(no rating) June 2, 2012 - Boston.com - Terry Byrne, Globe Correspondent

Hershey Felder’s “George Gershwin Alone” plays like one of the composer’s memorable melodies: direct, uncomplicated, and delightful. In this solo show about the man and his music, Felder shifts easily from storytelling to performing at the piano. On the Paramount Center Mainstage, he uses Gershwin’s tunes to create transitions between biographical tales: Gershwin as a 10-year-old stickball player who becomes enchanted by music; the composer’s Russian-Jewish immigrant parents, pulled by the promise of American streets paved with gold; Al Jolson, bringing fame to the 21-year-old Gershwin with his rendition of “Swanee.”

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