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Piece of My Heart Opens Off-Broadway

Popular songwriter Bert Berns is the topic of the new biomusical. logo
Zak Resnick takes his opening-night bow as songwriter Bert Berns, with castmate Leslie Kritzer smiling in the background.
(© Jenny Anderson)

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story opened on Monday, July 21, at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Inspired by the life of Bert Berns, a songwriter whose catalog includes the tunes "Twist and Shout," "I Want Candy," and the title number, the show features a book by Daniel Goldfarb and direction and choreography by Denis Jones. Take a look as the cast members, led by Zak Resnick as the famed songwriter, take their bows on opening night.

Derrick Baskin and Leslie Kritzer rock out onstage during the curtain call, flanked by Zak Resnik and Linda Hart.
(© Jenny Anderson)