By Kenneth Jones
17 Jun 2003
|Photo by Aaron Leichter|
Golda's Balcony, the one-person play by William Gibson, has been sold out for every performance, Fishelson said, prompting the latest extension to July 13 and interest in a Broadway run. Fishelson said he's in negotiations for a Broadway house.
Golda's Balcony began previews on March 13 and opened March 26 to solid reviews for Feldshuh's committed performance. It soon extended to May 11 and several more times, most recently to July 6.
If and when the play moves to Broadway, it would be terra cognita for Feldshuh: She has earned three Tony Award nominations, for Yentl, Sarava and Lend Me a Tenor, and would be a shoo-in for a nom for Golda's Balcony. Observers says she has slipped into the skin of Meir, the late Israeli prime minister.
Golda's Balcony was originally derived from a different play by Gibson, Golda, a large-cast show which starred Anne Bancroft and played on Broadway in 1977. Gibson converted it into a one-person drama, which had a production at Shakespeare & Co. in the Berkshires last summer. The MET production is, furthermore, a different version than the one seen in Lenox, MA.
Scott Schwartz returns to MET after having staged The Castle there last season.
The design team of Golda's Balcony includes wig and hair designer Paul Huntley, set designer Anna Louizos, light designer Howell Binkley, costume designer Jess Goldstein, properties designer Kathy Fabian, and projection designer Robin Silvestri of Batwin + Robin Productions.
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