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7849 Star Starred
Royal George Theatre
Across the street from Steppenwolf Theatre 1641 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60614
312-988-9000
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"The Pianist of Willesden Lane"
550 ratings
4.8 average rating
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83 events
76 reviews
15 stars
attended Aug 30 2013

Beautiful play, loved it!

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43 events
34 reviews
43 stars
attended Jun 26 2013

Excellent performance. Beautifully staged and delivered. An evening to remember.

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58 events
31 reviews
9 stars
attended Jun 22 2013

Wonderful performance - unique, powerful, touching. Had a great view of the keyboard, too.

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“Elegant! Heartfelt! An arresting, deeply affecting triumph!” —Los Angeles Times
“Exceptionally heartfelt” —Boston Globe
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Description

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. 

<em>Late Nite Catechism</em> <em>Bible Bingo: An Act of Charity ... in Two Acts</em> <em>Christmas Bingo: It's a Ho-Ho-Holy Night</em> <em>The Rosenkranz Mysteries</em> <em>After the Dance</em> Blue Man Group Chicago <em>STOMP</em> <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> <em>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> Ballet Chicago's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em>