Virtuoso pianist/performer/playwright/ producer Hershey Felder returns to The Wallis for a strictly limited engagement of his acclaimed work, Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone. The legendary composer of “Rhapsody in Blue,” An American in Paris, and hundreds of other iconic American standards comes to life onstage in a musical masterpiece declared a “Sheer joy” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
This musical masterpiece tells the story of legendary American songwriter George Gershwin, who composed his first smash hit at age 21 and went on to compose a dazzling array of songs still wildly popular a century later. George Gershwin Alone reviews the composer’s brilliant and prolific partnership with his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, incorporating beloved songs raning from the popular hits “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” to excerpts from his ground-breaking musicals Porgy and Bess and An American In Paris, and a complete performance of “A Rhapsody In Blue.” Felder’s exploration of Gershwin’s short but extraordinary life illuminates the master tunesmith whose work shaped a distinctly American style of music.
RUNNING TIME: Approximately 2 hours, no intermission.
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