Tovah Feldshuh will star in the world premiere of The Lady in Penthouse B at the York Theatre April 30, but before that, she'll appear in the American premiere of Jonathan Wilson's Kilt Off-Broadway at The Directors Company.
The production, helmed by Jack Hofsiss (who staged Broadway's original The Elephant Man), will begin performances April 6 and open April 10.
Kilt centers on a young Scottish lad — with go-go dancing talents — who learns a slew of family secrets as he travels with his ailing mother to his grandfather's funeral in Scotland. The play premiered in Toronto in 2000 and has enjoyed many productions across the provinces.
Hofsiss directs with a lauded group of designers behind him. Among the creative team are set designer David Jenkins (The Music Man, James Joyce's The Dead), costume designer Ann Hould-Ward (Beauty and the Beast) and lighting designer Ken Billington (Chicago).
Feldshuh has been busy as of late, recently featured as Richard Dreyfuss' sister in the CBS series "The Education of Max Bickford," as the Jewish mother Judy Stein in the film "Kissing Jessica Stein" — based on the play Lipschtick by the same writers — and will play the title role in the upcoming world premiere musical, The Lady in Penthouse B. A three-time Tony Award nominee for her work in Yentl, Sarava, and Lend Me A Tenor, Feldshuh has also appeared in her first playwriting venture, the Off-Broadway play-with-music, Tallulah Hallelujah! Joining Feldshuh in the cast are Herb Foster (Kiss Me, Kate, Amy's View, The Herbal Bed), Chris Payne Gilbert, Jamie Harris and Kathleen Doyle.
For tickets to Kilt at The Directors Company, 311 West 43 Street, call (212) 206 1515 or visit www.smarttix.com. For more information on The Directors Company, visit their website at www.thedirectorscompany.org.
— by Ernio Hernandez