Golda's Balcony, with Feldshuh, Begins London Engagement June 7

News   Golda's Balcony, with Feldshuh, Begins London Engagement June 7 Tovah Feldshuh begins performances in the London premiere of William Gibson's Golda's Balcony June 7, prior to an official opening on June 12, at the Shaw Theatre.
Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh

The production is 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 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 her Tony-nominated performance in 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 production of Bat Boy: the Musical and a revival of 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. For tickets contact the box office at 0871 594 3123 or visit www.theshawtheatre.com.