"I wrote for love. I wrote for my country. I wrote for you."
So says "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin," which will certainly keep the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse in festive, nostalgic spirits throughout this holiday season.
That indefatigable purveyor of composers Felder now applies his singular blend of musical biography, character study and piano virtuosity toward the iconic songwriter about whom Jerome Kern famously said, "Irving Berlin has no place in American music -- he is American music."
This may be the only celebrated reference that author-performer Felder doesn't incorporate. Adroitly directed by...