Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse
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Acclaimed all-around entertainer Hershey Felder -- who's wowed audiences and critics alike with his one-man theatrical productions based on the lives and music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein -- brings the world premiere of his latest to the Geffen. Lincoln's Piano weaves the music of Stephen Foster, American hymns and more with Felder's own skillful storytelling to shine a new light on the artistry, politics and personalities that collided the fateful night of April 14, 1865 at Ford's Theatre. An actor, concert-level pianist, playwright, composer, producer and director, Felder's other successful stage projects include solo shows on Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin. Learn More
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Featured review from John Boland.
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Terriffic! It was everything you could ask for in this type of theater experience. You walk away realizing that we are all human with human failings and human weaknesses and human needs. It must take a lot of courage to "bear it all"; I admire the lady for doing that...and making it humorous to boot! The lady obviously "cares" about you, the audience, as she decided to make it into a "play" with other characters rather than a one woman show which would have been interesting also but less so than the "play approach" that she decided to write. Recommended!
I have to add that the ONE thing that scared me was her story about "getting revenge" on one producer who did misstreat her---but she retaliated by later accusing him of anti-semetism when he was seeking other employement in the film industry. It's like falsly accusing someone of child molestation---it works, but is it "right"? Other than the above, it was a joyful experience in the theater.
As playwright and star, Joan Rivers brings the world premiere of her four-character autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, to the Geffen Playhouse. Set immediately before Hollywood’s biggest award preshow, Rivers uses her interactions with the other characters as well as her dressing room (B, not A), her cheese plate (puny, not plentiful) and her producer (the bigwig’s brother-in-law, not the bigwig), as impetus for an introspective look at aging, going through life’s ups and downs and being a woman in Hollywood. Don’t miss the incredible opportunity to see this groundbreaking Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tony Award-nominated actress and legendary comic icon up close and personal.
Starring Joan Rivers, with Tara Joyce, Emily Kosloski and Adam Kulbersh
Directed by Bart DeLorenzo