New York City
A celebrated work about the legendary American composer, George Gershwin Alone is a delightful “play with music” by actor, playwright and Steinway concert artist Hershey Felder. The show incorporates the Gershwins’ best-known songs, from “The Man I Love” and “Someone to Watch Over Me,” through passages and songs from An American in Paris and Porgy and Bess, to a complete performance of Rhapsody in Blue.
The first popular composer to use jazz as the foremost musical element in the serious concert hall, Gershwin absorbed the musical styles, rhythms and sophistication of the American spirit and created a musical language that made its mark on both classical and popular music throughout the world. Hershey Felder brings to life the spirit and talent of the legendary composer and pianist, leading audiences through the fascinating rhythms of Gershwin’s legendary songbook, while telling the tale of his tragically short life. Joel Zwick directs.