A Walk With Mr. Heifetz Opens at Cherry Lane Theater
Andrew Leynse directs James Inverne's play.
Primary Stages's production of James Inverne's A Walk With Mr. Heifetz opened last night, February 20, at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Under the direction of Andrew Leynse, the production is set to run through March 4.
The cast of A Walk With Mr. Heifetz will feature Yuval Boim, Adam Green, Erik Lochtefeld, and live music performed by acclaimed violinist Mariella Haubs.
A Walk With Mr. Heifetz will feature scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, costume design by Andrea Lauer, sound design by M.L. Dogg, and casting by Stephanie Klapper Casting.
The plot is described as follows: "In 1925, an unforgettable event occurred when Jascha Heifetz, the most celebrated violinist in the world, played a concert in pre-Israel Palestine. People flocked from all over the globe to see this performance, including Yehuda Sharett, composer and brother of future Israeli Prime Minister Moshe Sharett. Legend has it that after the performance, Heifetz and Yehuda walked together and shared a remarkable conversation that resonated twenty years later when, in 1945, Moshe echoed Heifetz's experience with his brother in a similar exchange that changed the world as we know it."