Hershey Felder as

George Gershwin Alone

Live from Florence

 

Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 8 PM

 

Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Stefano de Carli and Hershey Felder
Adapted from the stage play directed by Joel Zwick
Glorious! Poignant, moving and fascinating!

USA Today

 

George Gershwin Alone tells the story of America’s great composer, who with the groundbreaking 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, Hershey Felder will bring George Gershwin to life on the stage of one of Europe’s oldest and most famous theatres, Teatro della Pergola. Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone is produced by Hershey Felder Presents: LIVE FROM FLORENCE.

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.

As Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone is an outside offering benefiting Actors Theatre, it is not included in the Season Pass or All Access Pass. Neither Actor Bucks nor complimentary streaming credits that come with season tickets can be applied towards this offering. System credits from Humana Festival cancellations may be used. Please contact BoxOffice@actorstheatre.org.

How to Watch

AS A TICKET-HOLDER YOU WILL HAVE TWO VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES.

You can watch the LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE: A one-time only event happening on September 13, 2020 at 8pm EDT.

and/or

You can watch a RECORDING of the Live Stream Performance: The recording will be available on demand through Sunday, September 20th at 11:59pm PDT. (NOTE: The video will be uploaded and ready to watch 1 hour after the Live Stream ends on the evening of September 13).

More Watching Instructions

This link will take you to the Hershey Felder Presents website.

 

How to Watch

AS A TICKET-HOLDER YOU WILL HAVE TWO VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES.

You can watch the LIVE STREAM PERFORMANCE: A one-time only event happening on September 13, 2020 at 8pm EDT.

and/or

You can watch a RECORDING of the Live Stream Performance: The recording will be available on demand through Sunday, September 20th at 11:59pm PDT. (NOTE: The video will be uploaded and ready to watch 1 hour after the Live Stream ends on the evening of September 13).

More Watching Instructions

This link will take you to the Hershey Felder Presents website.

Behind the scenes: Hershey Felder’s George Gershwin Alone

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will it be easy to access the stream?

Yes! There will be no reservation process required to access George Gershwin Alone. Link access will be streamlined for this project.

Is this a family-friendly event?

Yes, this is a family-friendly event.

Is this included in the All Access Pass?

Hershey Felder as George Gershwin Alone is not included with the All Access Pass. However, if you have a system credit, you can apply that to the cost of your ticket. Simply email BoxOffice@actorstheatre.org.

What if I experience technical difficulties or am unable to view the LIVE STREAM?

First, please don’t worry about missing the show!  Your purchase includes the live stream AND an additional week of “on demand” viewing access to a video recording of the live stream (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends). So, don’t worry! You will be able to watch the show at your leisure all week. You have viewing access through Sunday, September 20th at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Second, we are sorry that you are having difficulty! However, we are not responsible for technical difficulties on your home devices or any issues with your local broadband or wifi. But, we will do our best to help you troubleshoot. The first thing is to check which browser you are using. Watching from Google Chrome is known to have buffering issues. Try using Safari or Mozilla Firefox for better viewing. Explore more troubleshooting tips HERE.  

What if the LIVE STREAM buffers while I am watching?

Don’t worry - you can watch what you missed in the recording later. The recording will be available to you for 1 week after the event.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds for this event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No transfers or sharing.

May I give this as a gift or purchase access for multiple households?

Yes, you may gift access to friends and family! To do so, you will need to make a separate purchase for each household and provide a different name and email address associated with that viewing household. The confirmation email will go directly to them.

How do I contact the organizer if I have questions?

You can email events@hersheyfelderpresents.com with questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible and thank you for your patience.