“Abe Lincoln’s Piano” does not evoke in us the same sense of astonishment that Hershey Felder feels toward his antiquarian discoveries.
Pianist, actor, director and consummate storyteller Hershey Felder returns to Boston in a one-man show entitled Abe Lincoln’s Piano.
What “George Gershwin Alone” provides is a light, pleasant evening of familiar music, with playwright, pianist, and actor Hershey Felder performing excerpts from a dozen or so of Gershwin’s best-known works.
Hershey Felder’s performance as Leonard Bernstein not only reconnects us with one of America’s great musical geniuses: it is also a reminder that boundaries sometimes stifle our conception of how much artists can accomplish.
Directed ably by Joel Zwick, a long-time collaborator of Hershey Felder’s, the excellent Maestro: Leonard Bernstein includes the performer singing, playing the piano, and conducting as well as telling stories.