Zak Resnick (center) and the cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Zak Resnick (center) and the cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
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The off-Broadway production of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story: The Bert Berns Story has extended its run at The Pershing Square Signature Center through Sunday, September 14. The musical began performances June 25 and officially opened July 21.

The cast includes Zak Resnick as songwriter Bert Berns, Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Linda Hart as Mom, Joseph Siravo as Wazzel, de'Adre Aziza as Candace, Derrick Baskin as Hoagy, and Teal Wicks as Ilene, with an ensemble that includes Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Harris Milgrim, Michael Millan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, and Mark Zeisler.

Songwriter and record producer Bert Berns made 51 pop chart singles in seven years and became one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. His songs include "Twist and Shout," "Tell Him," "I Want Candy," "Hang On Sloopy," "Cry Baby," "Piece of My Heart," and more.

Piece of My Heart has a book by Daniel Goldfarb, with direction and choreography by Denis Jones. The musical's creative team also includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design), David C. Woolard (costume design), Ben Stanton (lighting design), Carl Casella (sound design), Garry Sherman (music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements), and Lon Hoyt (music direction).

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