New Jersey Stage

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cape May Stage Presents Aging Is Optional

(Cape May, NJ) – Cape May Stage, South Jersey's premier Equity theatre, is delighted to welcome a Broadway legend to the Robert Shackleton Playhouse.  On Monday, August 8th, multiple Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh lends her unparalleled voice and inimitable spirit to the Otto and Phoebe Haas Stage.  Join her as part of Cape May Stage's Second Stage Broadway Series as she entertains audiences at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse with her one-woman show, Aging Is Optional.

Tovah Feldshuh starred on Broadway as Irena Gut Opdyke in Irena's Vow, for which she received the Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play.  For her work on the New York stage, from Yentl to SaravĂ ! 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).  On October 3, 2004, Golda's Balcony became the longest-running one-woman show in the history of Broadway.

Other Broadway appearances 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 hits Love, Loss, and What I Wore and The Vagina Monologues. She also 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 also played Ms. Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's one-woman show Tea at Five.

Ms. Feldshuh is thrilled to present the world premiere of Aging Is Optional at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse.

Part of Cape May Stage's Second Stage Broadway Series, Tovah Feldshuh will appear Monday, August 8th at 8pm at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse at the corner of Bank and Lafayette Streets in downtown Cape May.  Tickets are $75 and include an after party at the Wine Bar at the Washington Inn, Cape May's new hip, relaxing, contemporary meeting place at the corner of Washington and Jefferson Streets.  There, you'll have a chance to mingle with Ms. Feldshuh, while enjoying delicious complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a well-stocked cash bar.  Call (609) 884-1341 for reservations and information or visit the theatre's website,

Cape May Stage's Second Stage Series is presented through the gracious support of Chris and Dave Clemans.