Leonard Lopate at Large: Tovah Feldshuh and Ed Asner

Today on Leonard Lopate at Large, Leonard has a a conversation with Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh about their celebrated past performances and what it’s like working together in this current production.

Tovah Feldshuh and Ed Asner Will Star in The Soap Myth East Coast TourBY RYAN MCPHEEDEC 13, 2018 The traveling engagement will commemorate the 2019 International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Tovah Feldshuh and Ed Asner
Tovah Feldshuh and Ed Asner

Tony and Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh will join Emmy and Golden Globe winner Ed Asner in the upcoming East Coast tour of Jeff Cohen’s The Soap Myth. The nine-day engagement, commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27, 2019) and Yom HaShoah (May 1), will begin January 20 in Owing Mills, Maryland.

Both artists have appeared in the annual Pam Berlin-helmed concert readings before; last year, Asner took the stage as Milton Saltzman opposite Johanna Day. Feldshuh returns to play the dual roles of Esther Feinman and Brenda Goodsen.


The play, set over 50 years after World War II, explores the nature of survival and who has the right to write history—between those who live it, those who study it, and those who distort it. Cohen’s drama premiered Off-Broadway in 2012 in a Roundabout Theatre Company production featuring Greg Mullavey, Andi Potemkin, Dee Pelletier, and Donald Corren.

See below for the full tour itinerary.
January 20: Owings Mills, MD (The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts)
January 23 : New York, NY (B’nai Jeshurun)
January 24: Wilmington, DE (Delaware Theatre Company)
January 27: Tenafly, NJ (Kaplen JCC on the Palisades)
January 28: New York, NY (Center at West Park)
January 29: Commack, NY (Suffolk JCC)

Leonard Lopate at Large: Tovah Feldshuh and Ed Asner

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