With Old Wicked Songs still running Off-Broadway, Jewish Repertory Theatre will offer another play about piano teachers: Concert Pianist, a one-man show written by and starring Barry Neikrug (rhymes with tie-rug). Concert Pianist opens Jan. 19 at Jewish Rep's home at Playhouse 91 on East 91st St. The autobiographical comedy looks at one virtuoso's quest to find the ideal piano teacher. Richard Meyer has designed the set and lighting for Pianist, which includes a baby grand piano for Neikrug to play. This is Neikrug's first play.
Recent JRT productions have included Tovah - Out Of Her Mind and 431 Of My Closest Friends.
Joe Cacaci directs Pianist, which is scheduled to run through Feb. 2, with a 2-week extension possible if the show is well-received.
For tickets ($35) and information on Concert Pianist, call (212) 831-2001.
--By David Lefkowitz