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  • Felder rocks Liszt, Lincoln

    By Tom Tugend

    September 11, 2013 | 2:51 pm

    Even for the energetic and versatile Hershey Felder — pianist, actor, playwright, composer and producer — the time warp of his next two world premieres may be considered a bit of a stretch.

    Coming up first is “Rockstar,” opening this month at the Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach....

  • Hershey Felder’s two Los Angeles theater turns

    By Tom Tugend

    March 27, 2012 | 7:32 pm

    Hershey Felder is a prolific performer, writer and composer, but he is setting a new personal record with world premieres of two plays at different Los Angeles venues.

    Best known as the piano-playing alter ego of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein and Frederic Chopin, Felder is...

  • Two musical ‘inventors’ get Felder fanfare

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Hershey Felder sits at a baby grand piano in the ornately furnished home he has rented near the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood. The 38-year-old Paris-based actor-pianist has temporarily moved here to perform his musical solo shows, "George Gershwin Alone" and "Monsieur Chopin," at the...
  • Jazz With Jewish Roots

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 15, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    "George Gershwin Alone," the only one-man show ever permitted by the heirs of the composer for the commercial stage, began in the shadow of the Holocaust.

    The year was 1995. Actor-pianist-composer Hershey Felder, fluent in French, Hebrew, Yiddish and English, had been invited to...

  • The Arts

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 5, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Actor-composer Hershey Felder, 29, has a way with politicians.

    Mayor Richard Riordan has asked him to collaborate on a musical. And Felder is writing another musical with Kim Campbell, Canada's former prime minister and the country's current consul general in Los Angeles. Last week,...