Broadway Dallas and Hershey Felder Presents announced today that Hershey Felder As George Gershwin Alone will make its Dallas Premiere on Sunday, January 26, 2023 at the Music Hall at Fair Park.
Following the creation of 14 stage characters and 18 film productions including Beethoven, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, and more, Hershey Felder returns to the original George Gershwin Alone, his first internationally staged production, featuring the music and character of America’s beloved composer.
Tickets go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m.
Tickets for George Gershwin Alone will be available at BroadwayDallas.org or by calling 800-982-2787. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 214-426-4768 or emailing [email protected].
With a history of over 3000 live performances worldwide, including Broadway, London’s West End, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and more, Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Alone will be making its Dallas premiere.
George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer, who with the groundbreaking “A Rhapsody in Blue,” made a “Lady out of Jazz.” The show incorporates the composer’s best-known songs from The Man I Love and Someone to Watch Over Me, through the hits of An American In Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of “Rhapsody In Blue.” As the only actor-musician to create the role of George Gershwin on the stage, and with over three-thousand performances, from California to Broadway to London’s West End, for the first time, George Gershwin Alone was last brought to life in two of Italy’s most famous stages, live for audiences at Florence’s Teatro Verdi, and live for a worldwide streaming audience from the stage of one of Europe’s oldest and most famous theatres, Florence’s Teatro Della Pergola.
Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone is produced by Hershey Felder Presents and this presentation will be the first live performance of the production in the United States in ten years.
George Gershwin was born in 1898 to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents in Brooklyn. Together, he and his brother Ira wrote standards such as “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away from Me.” His groundbreaking opera, Porgy and Bess, is now considered an American classic. All told, George Gershwin wrote more than 1,000 songs for the stage and screen as well as works for the opera house and the symphony orchestra. In 1937, Gershwin died of an undiagnosed brain tumor at the age of 38, never knowing how famous and beloved he and his work would become.
Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, with a book by Felder. The production is directed by Joel Zwick. The Associate Director is Trevor Hay. Scenic design is by Hershey Felder. Lighting by Michael Gilliam. Sound design by Erik Carstensen.