Golda’s Balcony

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in Golda’s Balcony, when the acclaimed William Gibson play comes to the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from May 22 to June 10, 2018. There will be an ASL-interpreted performance on June 9.

Directed by Scott Schwartz, Golda’s Balcony earned Ms. Feldshuh a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress, and from 2003-2005 became the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history. The play is a portrait of the indomitable Meir, the Milwaukee schoolteacher who became the first female Prime Minister of Israel in 1969. From the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset, Meir’s life – and the play – encapsulates the dramatic story of Israel in the 20th Century.

For her work on the New York stage, from Yentl to Saravà! to Lend Me A Tenor to Golda’s Balcony, Tovah Feldshuh has earned four Tony nominations for Best Actress and won four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Obie, the Theatre World Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress (for Golda’s Balcony). Soon after the Broadway run, Ms. Feldshuh brought Golda’s Balcony to Los Angeles’ Wadsworth Theatre and San Francisco’s Geary Theater in collaboration with Richard Willis and Marty Markinson for eight sold-out weeks. On June 7th, 2008, Ms. Feldshuh debuted Golda’s Balcony in London at the Shaw Theatre for a limited run.

Recently on Broadway, Ms. Feldshuh stopped the show as the trapeze-swinging Berthe in the Tony Award-winning musical revival of Pippin. Other shows on Broadway include Cyrano (with Christopher Plummer), Rodgers and Hart and Dreyfus in Rehearsal. Feldshuh portrayed the title roles in the Roundabout Theatre’s She Stoops to Conquer and Mistress of the Inn, BAM’s Three Sisters with Rosemary Harris and Ellen Burstyn, and played in the long-running hit The Vagina Monologues. Off-Broadway, she starred as the legendary Tallulah Bankhead in her own Tallulah Hallelujah!, which was chosen as one of the Ten Best Plays of the Year by USA Today. Among other roles, Ms. Feldshuh has portrayed Diana Vreeland in Full Gallop, Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Sarah Bernhardt, Stella Adler, Sophie Tucker, Katharine Hepburn, three queens of Henry VIII, and nine Jews from birth to death in Off-Broadway’s Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. She was most recently seen in theatres in Chicago and Ft. Lauderdale as movie icon Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo’s play Tea at Five.

GOLDA’S BALCONY is performed without intermission.

Tuesday, May 22 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23 – 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Regular Run:
Mondays – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – Saturdays (closed Fridays) – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27 – 7:00 p.m.

Wednesdays, May 23, May 30, and June 6 – 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 27 – 1:30 p.m.
Sundays, June 3 and June 10 – 2:00 p.m.

An enriching pre-show lecture on the history, themes, and ideas of Golda’s Balcony.
Sunday, May 27 – 11:00 a.m.
Entrance is free.

A chance to interact with Tovah Feldshuh after the curtain goes down.
Mondays, May 28 and June 4

The Segal is committed to providing an accessible and welcoming experience for all. Deaf patrons can purchase tickets at a discounted rate online.
Saturday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.

For tickets and information:    514-739-7944

Segal Centre
5170 chemin de la Côte-Ste-Catherine, Montreal, H3W 1M7