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“Our Great Tchaikovsky” Melds Gender & Genius, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

“Our Great Tchaikovsky” Melds Gender & Genius, at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley

Hershey Felder Plays Tchaikovsky, Masterfully by Barry David Horwitz Hershey Felder has come to Theatreworks to embody Tchaikovsky. When Felder, as Tchaikovsky, plays for the Opening Night of Carnegie Hall in 1891—at the request of Andrew Carnegie—we feel a shiver of excitement. New York finally celebrates Tchaikovsky as a musical genius, even though he was scorned in Russia. Under the Czars in the 1800s, Tchaikovsky was pursued, blackmailed, and threatened with prison, if word leaked out that he was gay….

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