Please join us for the Off Broadway premiere of MAESTRO, a new play with music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder, and directed by Joel Zwick.
MAESTRO spans the entire 20th Century combining Bernstein’s personal story, his original music and the music that inspired him. Leonard Bernstein, arguably America’s greatest musician, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star…for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist.
Like Bernstein, Hershey Felder is a genre-defying artist who has played over 4,500 performances of his self-created solo productions at the some of the world’s most prestigious theaters, consistently breaking box office records. MAESTRO has played to sold-out houses at The Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles), The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego), Boston’s Paramount Theatre (Boston), Royal George Theatre (Chicago), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Allen Theatre (Cleveland), The Town Hall (NYC), and more.
The Boston Globe praised MAESTRO for Felder’s “finely wrought portrait…Felder captures Bernstein’s restless energy, his combination of self-confidence and vulnerability, and his flair for drama.” The Chicago Sun-Times raved “you will walk out of the theater realizing you’ve barely breathed for the duration of this astonishing musical and theatrical transmigration of souls.” The San Diego Union-Tribune wrote that Felder “…hits all the right notes. Hershey Felder’s Maestro is a pleasure to watch, involving and rich…He is a masterful pianist with a showman’s sense of drama and dynamics…one of Felder’s best.”
Please join us for the following performances:
Wednesday, September 7 at 7 PM
Thursday, September 8 at 7 PM
Friday, September 9 at 8 PM
Saturday, September 10 at 2 PM & 8 PM
Sunday, September 11 at 3 PM (Press Opening)
MAESTRO is at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).
MAESTRO begins performances on Wednesday, August 31 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 16. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (There are additional performances on Thursday, September 29 & October 13 at 2 PM. There are no performances on Saturday, September 24 or Tuesday, October 11. There is no 7 PM performance on Sunday, October 2.) Single tickets range from $25 – $70 ($25 – $49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your seats. We look forward to seeing you at MAESTRO!