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Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony"

October 15, 2003

Golda’s Balcony, starring Tovah Feldshuh, opened at Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre on October 15, 2003. In this one-woman show, Feldshuh plays the role of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Golda’s Balcony is set during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. In the midst of those events, the play’s Golda looks back upon her life from her childhood in Milwaukee to her role in founding the Jewish state.

Golda Meir is not the only dramatic Jewish woman that Feldshuh has played during her illustrious career. Feldshuh has earned three Tony nominations for best actress, including the title role in Yentl (1975). She has also won four Drama Desk Awards, including one for Golda’s Balcony. Her roles on television have included a Czech freedom fighter in Holocaust (1978), a role for which Feldshuh was nominated for an Emmy. She has appeared in a number of movies, including Lady in the Water (2006), Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), and A Walk on the Moon (1999). Feldshuh is also a supporter of Seeds of Peace, a non-profit organization that helps teenagers from regions of conflict. She is a recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitas Award, the Israel Peace Medal, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Jewish Image Award.

A film version of Golda's Balcony starring Valerie Harper premiered in New York City, on October 10, 2007.

To learn more about Golda Meir, visit Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia.

Sources: www.tovahfeldshuh.com.

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