"The Pianist of Willesden Lane" Returns
Posted 25 October 2016
The Pianist of Willesden Lane returns to The Armory June 17-30, 2017 for a limited premier engagement, following its sold-out run in 2016!
The show deemed "required viewing" by The Huffington Post returns to The Armory for only two weeks. Mona Golabek will once again move audiences with her "superb skills as both storyteller ... and as an acclaimed pianist."
Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitzkrieg, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true and inspirational story of Lisa Jura, a young Jewish musician whose dreams are interrupted by the Nazi regime. In this poignant show, Grammy-nominated pianist Mona Golabek performs some of the world’s most stunning music as she shares her mother’s riveting true story of survival. The Pianist of Willesden Lane is infused with hope and invokes the life-affirming power of music. The story is enhanced through pieces by beloved composers and musicians such as Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmanioff.
Director Hershey Felder brings his adaptation, based on the book "The Children of Willesden Lane" by Mona Gilbert and Lee Cohen, to Portland Center Stage at The Armory once again to share a riveting retelling of history through music.
Last season, critics and fans raved about this show. Read our review roundup here.