Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress at the Geffen Playhouse
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The last date listed for Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress was Sunday April 6, 2008 / 2:00pm.
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Pianist Mona Golabek pays moving tribute to her pianist mother -- a survivor of the Holocaust and the London Blitzkrieg -- in this hit concert drama directed by audience favorite Hershey Felder. Golabek, seated onstage at the piano, performs some of the world's most beloved piano music while sharing harrowing true tales of her mother's life. As a young Jewish pianist in 1938 Vienna, Golabek's mother, Lisa Jura, dreamt of a concert debut at the storied Musikverein concert hall. But when she was swept up in the Kindertransport to London in an attempt to be protected from the Nazi regime, everything about Jura's life was upended -- except her love of music. The Los Angeles Times calls The Pianist of Willesden Lane "an arresting, deeply affecting triumph." Learn More
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Featured review from m Rose
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A wonderful show that you shouldn't miss this legend performer. She captured the audience with her pathos and comedy. Better sound reproduction needed for those of us in the mezzanine--her comedy lines fell off after jokes and laughter from the audience. Often, couldn't hear punchines. Other supporting actors were terrific and loud enough to hear.
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