Come on and take it...for a little bit longer! Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story has extended its off-Broadway run at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The bio-musical, which was originally scheduled to play its final performance on August 31, will now run through September 14. Denis Jones directs a cast that includes Zak Resnick as the titular songwriter, Leslie Kritzer as Jessie, Teal Wicks as Ilene and de’Adre Aziza as Candace
With a book by Daniel Goldfarb, Piece of My Heart tells the story of one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s. His hits, which were recorded by such artists as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and Otis Redding, include "Twist and Shout," "Tell Him," "I Want Candy," “Hang On Sloopy,” "Cry, Baby" and many more.
In addition to Resnick, Kritzer, Wicks and Aziza, the cast features Linda Hart as Mom, Joseph Siravo as Wazzel, Derrick Baskin as Hoagy and Bryan Fenkart as Young Wazzel. The ensemble includes Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Millan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz and Amos Wolff.