Hershey Felder ('Maestro') returns to 59E59 for another solo show exploring the life of a legendary composer. More…
'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin' brings the man behind the iconic music to life in an evening reflecting Berlin's remarkable journey from child immigrant to America's most beloved and prolific songwriter, and featuring the some of the composer's most popular and enduring songs including "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "Always," "Blue Skies," "God Bless America," "Puttin' on the Ritz," "There's No Business Like Show Business," and "White Christmas."
See it if you're comfortable w/hammy, mannered acting. Stories are great (altho their impact is diminished) as are songs (altho HF's voice is meh).
Don't see it if you have high standards. This is cruise ship fare, complete w/sing along. HF annoyed me, even his piano flourishes. Accent is inconsistent.
See it if If you like Irving Berlin, I think you will like this one. Good songs done well by Felder. Good direction.
Don't see it if If you don't like songs by Irving Berlin or if you don't like musicals.
See it if you're an Irving Berlin fan & want to hear his music & learn about his life (superficially), enjoy Felder's type of show
Don't see it if you're not a fan of Berlin, don't like ragtime, movie music of the 30's & 40's, or music of Broadway in the 30's-50's, or 1 person shows
See it if From a Steinway, an American immigrant counts his blessings of wartime patriotism. Encouraged sing-along. Berlin lived to over a century.
Don't see it if Some loss. His singing is soft at times, perhaps to masque inadequacies. Slow. He had over 25 chart toppers, why not more represented?
See it if you enjoy shows about famous American composers and the songs they wrote.
Don't see it if you don't like to hear tunes from the Great American Songbook performed by a man whose vocal delivery leaves a lot to be desired.
See it if you are a fan of Irving Berlin or you would like to know more about one of America's greatest composers. One man show very informational.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Irving Berlin or do not like any one person shows.
See it if you want to witness Felder's terrific performance. He is totally committed and succeeds with the acting, singing, and piano.
Don't see it if you're not interested in a one-man biography show. It was slow and dragged at times.
See it if you love the work of Irving Berlin.This is a very good look at his life and his music.It's a bit heavy handed at times, but Felder shines
Don't see it if you are opposed to schmaltz and feelings.Felder is super talented but it does force you to feel.I didn't like the singalong part. Too trite.
See it if Classic Hershey Felder at his best. Theater A at 59 E 59 is a perfect intimate venue for his magical performance. A delightful evening.
Don't see it if If you are expecting a full musical production or if you do not like a solo show.
See it if You enjoy history of musical theater, if you want to learn about Berlin, if you like biographies, if you like one man shows. Nice set.
Don't see it if you don’t like one man shows. Some audience participation singing songs which can be silly. A bit slow at times. No intermission.
See it if you love Irving Berlin. Felder spins tales and plays with great aplomb. This is the perfect role for him.
Don't see it if you aren't a Berlin fan, or you are looking for more drama in your one man shows. It's very much a historical bio.
See it if you're ok w/1-man bio shows & don't mind being coaxed into singing, while hearing/learning interesting background on Berlin's life & music.
Don't see it if you're not into 1-man shows, over-the-top Liberace piano-flourishes, & high-drama vocals mixed w/overdone sotto voce. Too bad. It all works.
See it if you want to know about the man behind so many of the songs all of us know by heart. This is a masterful piece done with thought and style.
Don't see it if you simply don't care about Irving Berlin and the treasury of excellent music that he gave us. If that's so, go anyway and learn!
See it if you have an interest in Berlin's work. Even though I was familiar with his songs, the scope of his outcome is just amazing.
Don't see it if you're put off by sentiment, as Felder does get emotional retelling some of the sadder aspects of Berlin's life.
See it if You are an Irving Berlin fan. Especially if you love his music but have yet to investigate his personal history.
Don't see it if You are looking for great vocal performances of Berlin's songbook. You are under a certain age and wish to get all the references.
See it if You want to learn about the life of Irving Berlin and hear songs. Great acting. Loved the format of it. Must see
Don't see it if You do not like biographical pieces.
See it if if you love Irving Berlin's songs with patter between songs; if you enjoy singing along at various times; if you enjoy being entertained
Don't see it if you don't like one person shows; if you expect Hershey Felder to look like Irving Berlin
See it if you enjoy Berlin's music and are interested in learning a little more about his life. Felder is charming and the show is an enjoyable event.
Don't see it if you need fast-paced or profound theatre. This is just a stroll through Berlin's life and music. Nothing more. It is old-fashioned, but fun.
See it if you feel, as I do, that an evening spent with Irving Berlin's music is never wasted, and you can enjoy an overview of his life and career.
Don't see it if you can't overlook over-the-top acting, some ugly loud singing, and stylistically inappropriate florid piano accompaniments.
See it if If you want to see an American success story and hear marvelous music beautifully performed, you will love this.
Don't see it if You don't like an inspiring story and a small intimate musical with superb showtunes.
See it if informative, delightful one man show. If you like music, are interested in the ubiquitous Irving Berlin's songs & his backstory.
Don't see it if You don't like one man shows--have no interest in Irving Berlin or his music. Prefer intense thought provoking theater.
See it if WONDERFUL in every respect: great music, a heartfelt story of success in show business, and a love story. Although Berlin was exceptional
Don't see it if you do not like Irving Berlin's music
See it if You are a fan of Irving Berlin and want to hear his [interesting] life story told through his music by a talented artist.
Don't see it if You don't like one-man shows. You have never heard of Irving Berlin/ you don't like Irving Berlin's music.