PHOTO CALL: Feldshuh's Golda Bids Farewell to NYC, Packs Bags for LA

News   PHOTO CALL: Feldshuh's Golda Bids Farewell to NYC, Packs Bags for LA After 493 performances Golda's Balcony has been vacated. The William Gibson play, which earned star Tovah Feldshuh a Tony nomination, shuttered at Broadway's Helen Hayes Theatre on Jan. 2 in preparation for an engagement in Los Angeles.
From Top: Tovah Feldshuh (left) and Karen Ziemba; Jack O'Brien and Feldshuh; Scott Schwartz (left), Feldshuh and David Fishelson
From Top: Tovah Feldshuh (left) and Karen Ziemba; Jack O'Brien and Feldshuh; Scott Schwartz (left), Feldshuh and David Fishelson

With a slatwart attitude much like that of the play's title character, Golda's Balcony soldiered on despite a relatively weak market for original plays on Broadway over the past 15 months. The production even seemed to contain an element foreshadowing as the current season is proving to be lined with one-person shows put up by financially-minded producers.

At left, Tony winner Karen Ziemba and Hairspray director Jack O'Brien congratulate Feldshuh, while director Scott Schwartz and producer David Fishelson help the star to celebrate with a custom-made cake. Below, Feldshuh gives her final curtain call.

Golda's Balcony began life at Off-Broadway's Manhattan Ensemble Theatre (currently enjoying success with another one-woman show, Nine Parts of Desire) before transferring and becoming the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history on Oct. 3, 2004.

The production next plays Los Angeles' Wadsworth Theatre beginning Feb. 1.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

Tovah Feldshuh gives her final curtain call in <i>Golda's Balcony</i>
Tovah Feldshuh gives her final curtain call in Golda's Balcony