Feldshuh to Bring Golda's Balcony to London's Shaw Theatre

News   Feldshuh to Bring Golda's Balcony to London's Shaw Theatre Tovah Feldshuh will re-create her Tony-nominated performance in the London bow of William Gibson's play Golda's Balcony, which is scheduled to open at the Shaw Theatre June 12 following previews that will begin June 7.
Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh

It will play for a limited run that is initially booking to June 28 only.

Scott Schwartz's production, which originated at Manhattan Ensemble Theatre in 2003, opened at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre in October 2003, where it ran for 493 performances until Jan. 2, 2005, making it the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.

Feldshuh plays the legendary former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, a Milwaukee schoolteacher who became Israeli's fourth PM in 1969. From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, Meir's life encapsulates the story of the birth of Israel in the wake of the Holocaust.

Feldshuh, who created the title role of Yentl in a 1975 Broadway stage production of Isaac Bashevis Singer's story, has also appeared on Broadway in the 1973 musical Cyrano, the 1974 comedy Dreyfus in Rehearsal, the revue Rodgers & Hart in 1975, the 1979 musical Sarava, and the comedy Lend Me a Tenor in 1990. She also took Golda's Balcony to Los Angeles. On television, she has appeared in the miniseries "Holocaust," for which she received an Emmy nomination, and played defense attorney Danielle Melnick in "Law and Order," receiving another Emmy nod. She had a leading role in the Hollywood film "Kissing Jessica Stein."

Director Schwartz has previously been represented in London by his productions of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick...Boom! at the Menier Chocolate Factory (a show he first directed Off-Broadway), and a tour of Godspell (whose score was written by his father, Stephen Schwartz). On Broadway he also co-directed Jane Eyre with John Caird, and his Off-Broadway credits include the original productions of Bat Boy: the Musical and The Foreigner starring Matthew Broderick. Gibson's other plays include The Miracle Worker, Two for the Seesaw, A Cry of Players, Golda, The Butterfingers Angel, Monday After the Miracle, Goodly Creatures and Handy Dandy.