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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

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04/14/17: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will Extend a Week…

By Popular Demand Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will Extend a Week

Eight performances added to the run

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that, due to high volume and demand, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will have a one week extension. Originally scheduled to close on April 30, the show will now run for an additional eight performances through Sunday, May 7.

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08/24/16: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin Comes to Berkeley Rep…

Acclaimed Show Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin Comes to Berkeley Rep

Tickets available exclusively to 2016–17 season subscribers starting August 25

The story and music of “America’s Composer” come to life on stage when Berkeley Repertory Theatre stages a special presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro). Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play Tuesday, April 4–Sunday, April 30, 2017. Subscribers to Berkeley Rep’s 2016–17 season can purchase individual tickets starting Thursday, August 25 online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647–2949. Tickets will be available to the general public at a date later to be announced.

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Who

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
Lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
Book by Hershey Felder
Directed by Trevor Hay

The story and music of “America’s Composer” come to life on stage when Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the special presentation of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a new play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro).

What

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. From Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, and then throughout the world, Irving Berlin’s life and music epitomizes the American Dream, and his songs capture his patriotic vision of our country. Experience the stories behind this songwriter’s most popular and enduring work, including “God Bless America,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “White Christmas,” and more. Pianist and actor Hershey Felder’s signature creation of character and musical performance will astonish, move, and delight. “It will put a tear in your eye and a song in your heart,”—San Jose Mercury News.

Where

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Peet’s Theatre, 2025 Addison Street @ Shattuck, Berkeley, CA 94704

When

April 4–May 7, 2017

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How much

Premium: $67–97 · Section A: $57–81 · Section B: $45–65 (subject to change)

Discounts

  • Half-price tickets available for anyone under 30 years of age
  • $10 discount for students and seniors one hour before curtain
  • Groups of 10 or more, email groups@berkeleyrep.org

Tix & info

510 647–2949 · berkeleyrep.org

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