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Old Globe to present Tovah Feldshuh in 'Golda's Balcony'

March 5, 2010 |  3:35 pm

Tovah Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh will star in "Golda's Balcony," William Gibson's drama about former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, which will open in May at the Old Globe in San Diego.

Globe executive producer Lou Spisto says the production will replace Roger Rees' solo show, "What You Will," which was canceled because of conflicts with Rees' schedule.

"Golda's Balcony" -- the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history -- traces Meir's journey from Russian immigrant to international political figure. Feldshuh received a 2004 Tony nomination for best actress for her work in the original production.

An associate artist of the Globe, Feldshuh has appeared at the theater in four previous shows. She has won four Drama Desk Awards, an Obie and other honors during a decades-long stage career that includes appearances in "Yentl," "Lend Me a Tenor" and "Irena's Vow."

Her extensive movie and television credits include Emmy-nominated performances as a Czech freedom fighter in the "Holocaust" miniseries and defense attorney Danielle Melnick on the NBC series "Law & Order." 

"Golda's Balcony" will run May 1-30.

-- Karen Wada

Above: Tovah Feldshuh as Golda Meir in "Golda's Balcony. Credit: Aaron Epstein