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Primary Stages Announces Concert Series Timed With A Walk With Mr. Heifetz

The new play runs at the Cherry Lane Theatre.

Edward Hardy will take part in Saturday Night Strings.
Edward Hardy will take part in Saturday Night Strings.
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Primary Stages has announced a concert series timed for the run of James Inverne's A Walk With Mr. Heifetz.

The Saturday Night Strings series with special guest violinists will follow these select performances: Saturday, February 10 (Mariella Haubs); Saturday, February 17 (Edward W. Hardy of Sterling Strings); and Saturday, February 24 (Luisa Bastidas). All ticketholders are invited to stay for the concerts.

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. Opening at the Cherry Lane Theatre on February 20 for a limited run through March 4, the production is directed by Andrew Leynse.

A Walk With Mr. Heifetz will feature scenic design by Anshuman Bhatia, costume design by Andrea Lauer, and sound design by M.L. Dogg.

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."

For tickets to A Walk With Mr. Heifetz, click here.