Four-time Tony Award nominee and three-time Drama Desk Award winner Tovah Feldshuh will roll out her solo cabaret and comedy show Aging Is Optional (cause G-d I hope it is!) to venues in midtown Manhattan and the Hamptons in August.
The show will be performed at 7 PM August 1 and 3 at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, and at 8 PM August 5 at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, New York.
The concerts will showcase the star of Broadway's Golda’s Balcony, Saravah!, Lend Me a Tenor, and Yentl, as well as TV’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and The Walking Dead. Feldshuh also appeared as Berthe in the 2013 revival of Pippin. The Emmy nominee will tell stories from her eventful life and perform songs by the likes of Carole King, Bob Dylan, and Dar Williams in her quest to explore “all paths to the full life movement and the delay of decrepitude.”
Feldshuh told Playbill, “What sparked this show was the life of my 103-plus-year-old Mother, Lily, and all of our desires to live fully forever (yes there is a number about Peter Pan).”
The show is directed by Jeff Harnar, with musical direction by James Bassi.
Here is her playlist:
“I’m Flying” by Mark “Moose” Charlap and Carolyn Leigh
“When I Was a Boy” by Dar Williams
“Beautiful” by Carole King
“New Words” by Maury Yeston
“Secret Gardens” by Judy Collins (additional lyrics & arrangement by David Friedman)
“Mon Amour” by Ray Jessel
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Ewan MacColl
“Where’s The Bathroom?” by Rachel Bloom, Adam Schlesinger and Jack Dolgen
“Joe” by Craig Carnelia
“No Time At All” by Stephen Schwartz
“You Make Me Feel So Young” by Josef Myron and Mack Gordon (arrangement by Larry Yurman)
“Forever Young” by Bob Dylan
Encore: “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever” by Burton Lane and Alan Jay Lerner (arranged by Fred Wells)
There is a $60–$115 cover charge for the Feinstein’s engagement, plus a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at 54Below.com.
Tickets to Aging Is Optional at Bay Street Theater cost $55–$75 and can be ordered online at BayStreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater box office at (631) 725-9500.