The Pianist of Willesden Lane: Chicago Premiere of L.A. and Boston Hit
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The last date listed for The Pianist of Willesden Lane was Sunday September 1, 2013 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Royal George Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $49.00 - $64.00
- Our Price:
- $35.00 - $47.00
Direct from New York comes the comedy inspired by the Old Jews Telling Jokes website. Created by Peter Gethers and Daniel Okrent, the show features five actors performing a mix of monologues and songs that lovingly honor the timeless tradition of Jewish comedy by poking fun at it. Hilarious neuroses and tributes to comedy giants are put on full display. If you don't laugh you're probably dead -- even if you've never had a Jewish mother, visited a doctor or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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This is a beautiful, emotional play/concert. It is the true story of the pianist's mother who was one of the children sent out of Austria on the Kindertransport to England before the Nazis closed all the borders. Mona retells her mothers story and accompanies it with some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard in concert. This is a must see!
Quotes & Highlights
Adapted and Directed by Hershey Felder
Based on the book The Children of Willesden Lane by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
American concert pianist Mona Golabek has appeared at the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center and Royal Festival Hall. She is a Grammy nominee and has received numerous awards. She has been the subject of several documentaries including Concerto for Mona with conductor Zubin Mehta. Golabek’s syndicated radio program, The Romantic Hours, combines music with poetry. Her recordings include Carnival of the Animals and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite featuring Meryl Streep, both recorded with Ms. Golabek’s sister, Renee Golabek-Kaye. Both daughters were taught by their mother, Lisa Jura, who is the subject of Golabek’s acclaimed book, The Children of Willesden Lane. Ms. Golabek founded Hold On To Your Music, a foundation devoted to spreading the message of the power of music. With the help of the Milken Family Foundation and the Annenberg Foundation, she created educational resources which, with her book, have been adopted into school curricula across America.