Zak Reznik, who stars as songwriter Bert Berns, is flanked by his leading ladies de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks, and Leslie Kritzer.
Zak Reznik, who stars as songwriter Bert Berns, is flanked by his leading ladies de'Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks, and Leslie Kritzer.
(© Jenny Anderson)

The new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story begins performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25. The production is inspired by the life of songwriter Bert Berns, whose list of famous compositions includes "Twist and Shout," "I Want Candy," and the title number, made famous by rock legend Janis Joplin. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb and direction and choreography by Denis Jones, the cast is led by Leslie Kritzer, Linda Hart, Joseph Siravo, de'Adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Teal Wicks, Bryan Fenkart, and Zak Resnick in the title role. Take a look at some of the first images of the actors and the rock-and-roll personas they will be taking to the stage next week.

The cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, beginning performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25.
The cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, beginning performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25.
(© Jenny Anderson)