Hershey Felder's New Work Romantique, with Crivello and Zimbalist, Plays A.R.T. in MA, Aug. 1-17

News   Hershey Felder's New Work Romantique, with Crivello and Zimbalist, Plays A.R.T. in MA, Aug. 1-17 The American Repertory Theatre has announced the world premiere of Romantique and a return engagement of George Gershwin Alone. Both works, written by Hershey Felder and directed by Joel Zwick, will play this summer at the Cambridge, Massachusetts stage.

Felder's Broadway solo work George Gershwin Alone returns to the A.R.T. July 5-26, followed by the world premiere of his new work Romantique, Aug. 1-17.

Romantique introduces audiences to the world of another composer, Frédéric Chopin, with his love, authoress George Sand, and friend, painter Eugène Delacroix. The story follows the three artist's relationship while highlighting Delacroix’s art, Sand’s tales and Chopin’s music. The work is set one summer evening in 1846 when the composer and painter make what would be their final visit to the scribe's retreat.

Joining Felder (who plays Chopin) in the cast are Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello as Delacroix and television star Stephanie Zimbalist as George Sand.

Crivello won a Tony for his portrayal of Valentin in Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Other Broadway credits include Marie Christine, Les Misérables, The News and Evita.

Zimbalist is remembered for her role on the TV series, "Remington Steele" opposite Pierce Brosnan. The actress has played in The Tempest with Anthony Hopkins at the Mark Taper Forum, The Cherry Orchard at the Long Wharf Theater, Summer and Smoke and Barbarians at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as the national tour of My One And Only. Felder appeared on Broadway in George Gershwin Alone, which he has performed over 1200 times in several major venues across the country as well as Back on Broadway with James Barbour. Other credits include Stempenyu in Stempenyu, Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, Waiting for Godot, Gigi, Fiddler on the Roof and Ellis Island.

Director Zwick directed of the film "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" as well as the Broadway production of Dance With Me. He also helmed the national tours of Shenandoah and Oklahoma!

Ticket to George Gershwin Alone and Romantique at A.R.T.'s Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square at 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA can be purchased by calling (617) 547-8300 or online at www.amrep.org.