Golda Goes West, as Feldshuh Opens L.A. Staging; Broadway Show May Continue

News   Golda Goes West, as Feldshuh Opens L.A. Staging; Broadway Show May Continue
 
Golda's Balcony, the one-woman play by William Gibson about Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, will get its original Golda—Tovah Feldshuh—when it opens at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles in early February, Variety reported.

Feldshuh will leave the Broadway mounting on Jan. 2, 2005. Golda's Balcony began its stay at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Oct. 15, 2003, after previews from Oct. 3. David Fishelson, artistic director of Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, the company that spawned the production, said Golda could close on Broadway when Feldshuh leaves, or, if a name star is secured, the engagement may continue. The play is scheduled to be launched on a national tour of 20 weeks or more in September 2005. Feldshuh will not be part of the tour.

The schedule of cities and dates is yet to be announced. The Booking Group is organizing the tour.

Tovah Feldshuh stars in the Broadway engagement, which began Off-Broadway at the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, where it extended several times.

Tovah Feldshuh in <i>Golda's Balcony</i>
Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony Photo by Aaron Epstein
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