The cast of the new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story met the press on June 11. Inspired by the life of Berns, a songwriter whose catalogue includes the tunes "Twist and Shout," "I Want Candy," and the title number, the show begins performances at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, with an official opening night set for July 21. The cast is led by Zak Resnick in the title role, with Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Linda Hart as Mom, Joseph Siravo as Wazzel, de'Adre Aziza as Candace, Derrick Baskin as Hoagy, Teal Wicks as Ilene, and Bryan Fenkart as Young Wazzel.

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The full cast of the new musical Piece of My Heart.
The full cast of the new musical Piece of My Heart.
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