“Gorgeously tuneful!”

The New York Times

“Undeniably rousing!”

The Huffington Post

“A worthy addition to rock history.”

Newsday

“The best new musical of the summer!”

The Forward

“Irresistible!”

Deadline.com

“Stunning!”

The Village Voice

“Rivals anything on Broadway right now!”

Gay City News

Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer Sign on to Bert Berns Show

10/5/15 — ABC News

A musical celebrating the little-know songwriter Bert Berns has gotten some help from some serious musicians — Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer.

The E Street Band member and the former musical director of David Letterman’s late night show have signed on to produce the jukebox musical “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story,” aiming for Broadway next year under the direction and choreography of Denis Jones.

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Steven Van Zandt set as producer, music director for new Broadway show

10/5/15 — NJ.COM

Steven Van Zandt’s wide-ranging arts resume just added a new line.

The songwriter, actor, radio DJ and E Street Band icon was announced Monday as music director for “Piece Of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story,” a theater production slated for a Broadway opening in 2016.

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Broadway-Bound Piece of My Heart Adds Big Name Producers to Line-Up

10/5/15 — THEATERMANIA

Inching closer to a Broadway bow, the musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story has added a few a-listers to its above-the-title producing roster.

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Piece of My Heart Will Beat on Broadway; Paul Shaffer Comes Aboard as Co-Producer

10/5/15 — PLAYBILL.COM

Piece of My Heart, the Off-Broadway musical about rock pioneer Bert Berns, will be produced on Broadway in the 2016-2017 season.

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PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join Team

10/5/15 — BROADWAYWORLD

Merged Work Productions (Lead Producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) have brought on music-world icons and television stars Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer, along with Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano (Jersey Boys), for the Broadway-bound musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story as lead producers. It was also announced that Mr. Van Zandt will serve as the show’s musical director. Piece of My Heart will open on Broadway in 2016.

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Odds & Ends: Stephanie Mills Eyes The Wiz on B’way, Bebe Neuwirth & Patina Miller Sing in Prime Time & More

10/5/15 — BROADWAY.COM

No need to “Cry Baby!” Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story is still looking to land on Broadway in 2016. Steven Van Zandt, founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, will serve as musical director as well a producer on the project, alongside Paul Shaffer, Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano (Jersey Boys).

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Steven Van Zandt, Paul Shaffer sign on to Bert Berns show

10/5/15 — ASSOCIATED PRESS

A musical celebrating the little-know songwriter Bert Berns has gotten some help from some serious musicians — Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer.

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Denis Jones Receives Lortel Nomination

4/2/15 — BroadwayWorld

The Off-Broadway League today announced nominations in 18 categories for the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.

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Piece of My Heart Beats Again in Pre-Broadway Industry Reading

2/25/15 — Playbill

Piece of My Heart, the Off-Broadway musical about rock pioneer Bert Berns, will get Feb. 26 and 27 New York industry readings that are aimed at preparing the show for a Broadway transfer.

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Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & More to Lead Industry Readings of Bert Berns Musical Piece of My Heart This Week

2/25/15 — BroadwayWorld

Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas(Executive Producer) announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that played Off-Broadway last summer, is headed for Broadway.

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Another Rock ‘n’ Roll Birthplace

12/25/14 — The Wall Street Journal

In music-business lore, the stately Brill building in Midtown Manhattan has long been credited as one of the birthplaces of rock ’n’ roll—a hit-making hive where, in the 1950s and ’60s, songs popped like bright blasts of bubble gum out of its offices and studios and soared straight to the top of the radio charts.

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Ace Records Releases Third Volume of ‘Bert Berns Story’

11/24/14 — Ace Records

The life and work of Bert Berns have been subject to a considerable amount of media reappraisal since we issued our second volume of his songs and productions in 2010. In recent months he has become the subject of a biography by noted music writer Joel Selvin and a stage musical based on his story enjoyed a successful run off-Broadway in New York.

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Piece of My Heart‘s Derrick Baskin Wins Audelco Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical

11/19/14 — Backstage Pass with Lia Chang

Billie Holiday Theatre’s production of Cheryl L. Davis’ Maid’s Door was the big winner at Remember, Reflect, Celebrate!, the 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO “VIV” Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, held in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space in New York, on Monday, November 17, 2014.

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Bette Midler covers Bert Berns’ “Tell Him” on her new album

11/9/14 — YouTube

New Bette Midler Recording, ‘It’s The Girls’ Released

11/4/14 — Playbill.com

Grammy winner Bette Midler, most recently on Broadway in John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, releases her first studio recording in almost eight years Nov. 4.

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Denis Jones Honored as Finalist by Callaway Awards for Piece of My Heart

10/8/14 — Playbill.com

John Rando’s direction of The Heir Apparent and Martha Clarke’s direction of the tragic dance piece Chéri have been selected as winners of the Joe A. Callaway Awards for Direction and Choreography.

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BWW Interview: Carleigh Bettiol Discusses New Role in PIECE OF MY HEART

9/11/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Carleigh Bettiol has recently stepped into the role of ‘Young Ilene’ in off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The new musical is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, and is set to conclude its run this Sunday, September 14 after extending its initial run by two weeks.

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Final Bow: Zak Resnick Will Leave a Piece of His Heart With Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart

9/9/14 — TheaterMania.com

Zak Resnick just can’t get away from 1650 Broadway. Even now that he’s no longer on the block (where he worked as a server at Stardust Diner and starred in Mamma Mia!), in some ways he’s closer than ever. Through September 14, Resnick is starring in Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story as the eponymous songwriter Bert Berns — who penned such ubiquitous hits as “Twist and Shout,” “I Want Candy,” and “Brown Eyed Girl” from his office in that same iconic building.

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THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROCK’N ROLL HITMAKER BERT BERNS UPBEAT, ENTERTAINING JUKEBOX MUSICAL COMES TO OFF-BROADWAY

9/8/14 — Millennium Magazine

The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Otis Redding, not to mention Neil Diamond and Van Morrison and of course, Janis Joplin…for sure it’s not an instant comeback to say they’re all connected to Bert Berns.

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Who Wrote the Beatles Hit “Twist and Shout”? The Amazing Story of Bert Berns

8/29/14 — Parade

Chances are that you’ve never heard of a man named Bert Berns. But most likely you know the songs “Twist and Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” “I Want Candy,” “Here Comes the Night,” and “Hang On Sloopy.”

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Interview with Zak Resnick

8/22/14 — Talkin' Broadway

Zak Resnick is rocking in the role of a lifetime: as 1960s songwriter-producer Bert Berns in Piece of My Heart at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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The ‘Heart’ of Off-Broadway

8/15/14 — Backstage.com

The Brill Building is taking over the musical stage! Already represented on Broadway by the Tony-winning “Beautiful” (Carole King) and “Jersey Boys” (the Four Seasons), the iconic songwriters’ building has now given birth to Off-Broadway’s “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story.”

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On the Phone With Zak Resnick

8/15/14 — IN New York

Zak Resnick, star of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, had just stepped out of the shower when he took my call. Could there be a cleaner interview? Certainly, the rising star lays out the naked truth on his school days at Carnegie Mellon, doing the rounds in NYC for six years and finally grasping the brass ring in his current gig.

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‘PIECE OF MY HEART’ SHOW OFF-BROADWAY CAPTURES THE LIFE OF BERT BERNS

8/14/14 — WABC

He was born in the Bronx and died too soon in 1967, but Bert Berns still managed to write many memorable songs like “Hang on Sloopy” and “Twist ‘n Shout.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Zak Resnick, Star of ‘Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story’

8/12/14 — Classicalite.com

Zak Resnick stars as R&B songwriter and producer Bert Berns, the “forgotten man” of the classic R&B era, in the new musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, directed by Denis Jones and now extended through September 14 at the off-Broadway Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Where to find the most eligible bachelors in NYC

8/10/14 — New York Post

As any old lady on the Upper West Side will tell you, “There’s a lid for every pot.” But get together with any group of single New York women, and they’ll ask: “Where are these men — er, lids — of which you speak?”

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Photo Flash: Perez Hilton Visits Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART

8/6/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Pop culture icon Perez Hilton just stopped by the show and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage!

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For Bert Berns’ Children, A Labor Of Love

8/5/14 — The Jewish Week

They never knew their father, but the children of songwriter Bert Berns have spent the better part of a decade trying to rescue him from oblivion.

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Piece of My Heart, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Extends Off-Broadway

8/4/14 — Broadway.com

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.

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Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart Extends at the Pershing Square Signature Center

8/4/14 — TheaterMania.com

The off-Broadway production of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story has extended its run at The Pershing Square Signature Center through Sunday, September 14.

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Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART Extends Off-Broadway Through 9/14

8/4/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today that Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, the crowd-pleasing new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will extend its current run two extra weeks, and play its final performance on Sunday, September 14.

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More Heart! Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart, Featuring Hits from the ’60s, Extends

8/4/14 — Playbill.com

Featuring a book by Daniel Goldfarb and direction and choreography by Denis Jones, Piece of My Heart — one of Berns’ most well-known songs — began previews June 25 and officially opened July 21.

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‘Piece Of My Heart’ Brings Bert Berns’ Little-Known Story To The Stage

8/3/14 — WCBS

A new off-Broadway musical is based on the short life of a songwriter and music producer from the Bronx.

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Piece of My Heart Star Teal Wicks Takes on Six Questions About the Swinging ‘60s

7/30/14 — BroadwayBox.com

Teal Wicks (Wicked, Jekyll & Hyde) is heating up the stage this summer in the ’60s musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story. The killer beltress hops in the BroadwayBox time machine for six questions about the 1960s.

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Photos! Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart

7/30/14 — Broadway.com

Bette Midler took a field trip to the Pershing Square Signature Center to catch Piece of My Heart and visit a dear friend—Linda Hart, who appeared in Midler’s trio of backup singers, the Harlettes, in the ‘70s and ’80s.

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In Performance: de’Adre Aziza of ‘Piece of My Heart’

7/29/14 — The New York Times

In this week’s video, the actress de’Adre Aziza sings “Are You Lonely For Me” from “Piece of My Heart,” a new jukebox musical about the life of the songwriter Bert Berns, whose hits include “I Want Candy,” “Twist and Shout” and “Hang On Sloopy.”

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PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart Cast Members Pick Favorite Songs by Bert Berns

7/24/14 — Playbill.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Members of the cast pick their favorite songs by Berns as part of this week’s Playbill Playlist.

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A Mother Lode of Pop Hits: Highlights From Piece of My Heart

7/22/14 — Playbill.com

Zak Resnick stars as songwriter Bert Berns in Piece of My Heart, which opens July 21 Off-Broadway. With a book by Daniel Goldfarb and direction and choreography by Denis Jones, the new musical features the hits of the legend including the titular tune, “Twist and Shout,” “Cry Baby,” “I Want Candy” and “Here Comes the Night.”

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Photo Coverage: Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks, Leslie Kritzer & PIECE OF MY HEART Cast Celebrate Opening Night!

7/22/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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James Monroe Iglehart, Vincent Pastore, Ronnie Spector, Megan Hilty, Caissie Levy and More Celebrate Piece of My Heart

7/22/14 — Playbill.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Celebrates Bert Berns on Opening Night!

7/22/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Party Like a Rock Legend with the Cast of Piece of My Heart on Opening Night

7/22/14 — Broadway.com

“I Want Candy”! Zak Resnick Is Legendary Songwriter Bert Berns in Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart, Opening Tonight

7/21/14 — Playbill.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opens Off-Broadway July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Zak Resnick stars as the handsome and headstrong songwriter at its core.

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Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, Starring Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer & Teal Wicks, Opens Off-Broadway

7/21/14 — Broadway.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story celebrates its official opening night on July 21 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The off-Broadway bio-musical, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, stars Zak Resnick as the titular songwriter.

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BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns’ Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!

7/21/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

As previews were wrapping up last week, Zak Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, what it’s like playing such a complex character, and much more.

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This Week’s Picks! Light the Torch with Patti LuPone, Feel the ’60s Beat & Lose Yourself at Lear

7/20/14 — Broadway.com

If you’ve seen Jersey Boys and Beautiful so often you’re combing your hair in a pompadour and making daily trips to the Brill Building, it’s time to check out Piece of My Heart.

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Song catalogues continue to woo producers and bullets for Broadway shows

7/18/14 — The Stage

Song catalogues continue to be catnip for producers, though in the case of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart, it’s the children of 60s songwriter Bert Berns who have brought his music to the stage.

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Musical ‘Piece of My Heart’ Examines Bert Berns’ Songwriting Career

7/18/14 — The Wall Street Journal

The man who wrote the songs “Twist and Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” and “I Want Candy” isn’t in the Songwriters Hall of Fame, or in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but he does have a new musical, a new book, and an upcoming documentary all coming out within the next year.

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Piece of My Heart: Quick Questions With Leslie Kritzer and Teal Wicks

7/17/14 — The Huffington Post

Both leading ladies participate in a recurring feature where the author asks actors random, often silly, questions taken directly from the subject matter or text of the show.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT: “PIECE OF MY HEART”

7/17/14 — WNYW Fox 5 News

Brett and Cassie Berns, along with cast members Zak Resnick and Linda Hart, stop by Fox 5 to discuss Piece of My Heart, opening at The Pershing Square Signature Center July 21st.

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New Jukebox Musical Tells Story of Record Producer, Songwriter Through His Songs

7/16/14 — NY1

You know the music. Now, get to know the man behind the music.
The new jukebox musical “Piece of My Heart” tells the story of the late Bert Berns, the record producer and songwriter behind such notable tunes like “Twist and Shout,” “Hang on Sloopy” and, of course, “Piece of My Heart.”

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Many-Hit Wonder, Out of Obscurity: Bert Berns, Songwriter and Producer, Remembered

7/16/14 — The New York Times

Even in his mid-1960s heyday, Bert Berns was barely known beyond the obsessives who studied songwriters’ and producers’ credits on 45 r.p.m. records and LP album jackets. But now, Bert Berns is having a moment. On Monday, a new musical named for another of his well-known songs, “Piece of My Heart,” opens Off Broadway at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Watch Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, and More Perform the Music of Bert Berns in Piece of My Heart

7/15/14 — TheaterMania

Footage has been released of the new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which is set to begin performances at the Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25.

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Zak Resnick & More in PIECE OF MY HEART!

7/15/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, is currently in previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014.

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Five Burning Questions with Piece of My Heart Star Zak Resnick

7/9/14 — BroadwayBox.com

Zak Resnick is giving a breakout performance that just can’t be missed in the new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart. The young Mamma Mia! vet brings major star quality and killer vocals to the central role of Bert Berns, the man behind some of the biggest hit songs of the 1960s.

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From “Tell Him” to “Twist and Shout”: Piece of My Heart Looks at the Man Behind the Music

7/6/14 — Playbill.com

The new musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story examines the life and legacy of pop songwriter Bert Berns.

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Photo Flash: First Look at Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks & More in PIECE OF MY HEART!

7/3/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, is currently in previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action!

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First Production Photos From Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart

7/3/14 — TheaterMania.com

The new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story began performances on June 25. The show is inspired by the life of songwriter Bert Berns, whose list of famous compositions includes “Twist and Shout,” “I Want Candy,” and the title number, made famous by rock legend Janis Joplin. Take a look at some of the first images of the actors onstage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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Piece of My Heart: Show Photos

7/3/14 — Broadway.com

A biographical musical about the life of ’60s songwriter Bert Berns.

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Something to Twist & Shout About

7/1/14 — Playbill Magazine

What Rolling Stone called “one of the great untold stories of rock and roll” is finally being told.

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Piece of My Heart Brings the Bert Berns Story to the Stage, Now in Previews Off-Broadway

6/25/14 — Broadway.com

Come on and take it! Tickets are now available for Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which begins performances on June 25.

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Piece of My Heart, Bert Berns’ Untold Rock ‘n’ Roll Story, Begins Off-Broadway Tonight; Zak Resnick Stars

6/25/14 — Playbill.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins Off-Broadway previews June 25 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

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New Broadway Musical: “Piece of My Heart”, the story of Bert Berns

6/24/14 — OldMusicBlog.com

The new musical, “Piece of My Heart”, is based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. He made fifty-one pop chart singles in seven years and became one of the most successful songwriters of the 1960s.

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PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Begins Performances Tomorrow at Signature Center

6/24/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas(Executive Producer), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins performances tomorrow night, Wednesday, June 25, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014.

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PHOTO CALL: A First Look at Piece of My Heart Stars Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and De’Adre Aziza

6/20/14 — Playbill.com

Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and Tony Award nominee de’Adre Aziza are among the cast of Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that will open Off-Broadway July 21.

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Um, Can We Talk About Zak Resnick & The Smoking Hot Cast of Piece Of My Heart?

6/19/14 — BroadwayBox.com

The new musical Piece of My Heart is about to begin performances off-Broadway, and we are just dead on the floor after looking at these gorgeous promo shots by Jenny Anderson.

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Sneak Peek of Rock Musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story

6/18/14 — TheaterMania

The life and career of the famed songwriter is just days from its off-Broadway debut.

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Photo Coverage: First Look at the Company of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY

6/18/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014.

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Bert Berns: the man behind 51 pop hits

6/17/14 — The Telegraph

Twist and Shout, Under the Boardwalk, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Piece of My Heart, Brown Eyed Girl and Hang on Sloopy. They are seminal pop hits and all involved, either as songwriter, producer or arranger, a man called Bert Berns. But how many people know about Berns, who was behind 51 hits in just seven years from 1961. That is poised to change with a new musical, Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, which opens in previews on June 25 and will be running Off-Broadway from July 21 at The Pershing Square Signature Centre, New York.

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Hot Stuff

6/16/14 — Newsday

The little-known biography of the ’60s composer who wrote more than 50 pop hits in 17 years, has been made into a new musical at Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.

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BWW TV: Exclusive Sneak Peek of New Musical PIECE OF MY HEART

6/15/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. BroadwayWorld caught up with the cast- check below for an exclusive behinds-the-scenes look at the show and cast!

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On the Town

6/15/14 — Black Tie Magazine

A press preview of the new Off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story was held at The Rehearsal Studio of the Pershing Square Signature Center.

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First Look at ‘Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story’ (Exclusive)

6/13/14 — The Hollywood Reporter

The songwriter and record producer’s children, Brett and Cassie Berns, are mounting a jukebox bio-musical on their late father’s life, hoping it will add to his legacy.

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PHOTO CALL: Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks, De’Adre Aziza and Cast of Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story Meet the Press

6/13/14 — Playbill.com

Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and Tony Award nominee de’Adre Aziza are among the cast of Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that will open Off-Broadway July 21.

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Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY

6/12/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the special event below!

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New musical shines spotlight on forgotten composer Bert Berns

6/12/14 — Reuters

Hits such as “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Twist and Shout” and “Hang on Sloopy” made Bert Berns one of his era’s most successful songwriters and producers before he died in 1968, yet few people outside the music industry ever knew about him. That could change with a new musical, “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story” which begins previews on June 25 and opens Off-Broadway on July 21.

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Bert Berns “Piece of My Heart” – Meet the Cast

6/12/14 — TheaterPizzazz

There’s a new musical about to open in previews on June 25th, with an official opening night on July 21st – “Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story.”

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A Preview of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story

6/11/14 — TheaterMania.com

The cast of the new off-Broadway musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story met the press on June 11.

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Casts of ON THE TOWN, GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & More Set for BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK; Full 2014 Schedule Announced!

6/11/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Today, 106.7 LITE FM announced the return of its much-anticipated, annual lunchtime theatre summer series, ‘106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park.’ The 2014 program will present the best of Broadway, FREE to the public, on six consecutive Thursdays beginning July 10 at 12:30 p.m. on the Bryant Park Stage.

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Obscure Producer’s Clear Impact On ‘The Dirty Business’ Of R&B

5/25/14 — NPR

Many of the hit-making songwriters of the 1960s are remembered by name: Burt Bacharach, Carole King, Lennon-McCartney, Holland-Dozier-Holland. But the man who wrote (or co-wrote) classics like “Twist and Shout,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Hang on Sloopy,” “I Want Candy” and “Here Comes the Night” remains unknown to all but the most ardent music fans.

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The Beat of Berns

5/14/14 — Bronx Free Press

Burt Berns loved music, probably more than anything else. Berns is the subject of a new biography, an Off-Broadway musical and a forthcoming documentary.

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Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, de’Adre Aziza, Teal Wicks and More to Star in PIECE OF MY HEART; Full Cast Announced, Rehearsals Begin Today!

5/13/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

The full cast has been announced for Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns.

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Full Casting Announced for Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story

5/13/14 — TheaterMania.com

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, an upcoming musical based on the life of the legendary songwriter, has announced its full cast.

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Bryan Fenkart, Heather Parcells and More Complete Cast of Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart, Starring Zak Resnick

5/13/14 — Playbill.com

Bryan Fenkart, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler and Heather Parcells complete the cast of Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that will open Off-Broadway July 21, lead producers Merged Work Productions and executive producer Jack Thomas announced May 13.

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New biography, musical explores unknown hitmaker Bert Berns

5/3/14 — CBS This Morning

You may not know his name, but you sure know his songs. After years in the shadows, Berns is now the subject of a new book, an upcoming Broadway musical, and a documentary film.

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Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer and Linda Hart Are Cast in Piece of My Heart

5/2/14 — Times Square Chronicles

Producers Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today the cast of the upcoming new musical, Piece of My Heart, based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns.

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Bert Berns, Writer Of Massive Rock Classics, Gets His Moment In The Spotlight

4/30/14 — Soundcheck.com

In conversation with Soundcheck executive producer Joel Meyer, Joel Selvin explains what drove Bert Berns and makes a case for his lasting legacy.

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New Musical Piece Of My Heart announces full cast

4/29/14 — NewYorkTheatreGuide.com

The new musical about the life and career of Songwriter Bert Berns called Piece of My Heart, which will premiere Off Broadway at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center this Summer with previews beginning on 25 Jun 2014 and an official opening set for 21 Jul 2014, has now announced full casting.

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Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks, Zak Resnick & More Set For Piece of My Heart Off-Broadway

4/28/14 — Broadway.com

Stage favorites Leslie Kritzer (Legally blonde, Hairspray), Teal Wicks (Wicked) and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!) will appear in the previously announced Piece of My Heart, a new biographic musical about the life and songs of songwriter Bert Berns.

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Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks, De’Adre Aziza and More Cast in Off-Broadway’s Piece of My Heart

4/28/14 — Playbill.com

Zak Resnick, Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, Teal Wicks and Tony Award nominee de’Adre Aziza are among the cast of Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns that will open Off-Broadway July 21, lead producers Merged Work Productions and executive producer Jack Thomas announced April 28.

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Zak Resnick, Leslie Kritzer, Linda Hart, and More Set for Piece of My Heart at Signature Center

4/28/14 — TheaterMania.com

Full casting has been announced for Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns. The show is set to begin previews at the Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, with an official opening set for July 21.

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Zak Resnick, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer & More to Star in Signature’s Bert Berns Musical PIECE OF MY HEART

4/28/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

Producers Merged Work Productions and Jack Thomas announced today the cast of the upcoming new musical, Piece of My Heart, based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns.

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Piece of My Heart The Bert Berns Musical Comes to The Pershing Square Signature Center

4/23/14 — Times Square Chronicles

A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns will open Off Broadway this summer, Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today.

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Forgotten Songwriter of ‘Twist and Shout’

4/15/14 — The Jewish Daily Forward

“Twist and Shout.” “Under the Boardwalk.” “Piece of My Heart.” “Brown-Eyed Girl.” The songs are recognized almost everywhere. But their Jewish creator, Bert Berns, has nearly vanished into obscurity.

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Let Paul McCartney Introduce You To Bert Berns, The Best Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of

3/18/14 — Time Magazine

Meet the little-known songwriter behind “Twist & Shout,” “Brown-Eyed Girl” and many more hits.

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Piece Of My Heart to Premiere Off-Broadway

3/17/14 — NewYorkTheatreGuide.com

A new musical about the life and career of Songwriter Bert Berns called Piece Of My Heart will premiere Off Broadway at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center this Summer.

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Hitmaker’s Tunes Lead to Jukebox Musical

3/13/14 — The New York Times

A new jukebox musical about the 1960s-era songwriter and record producer Bert Berns, featuring hits including “Twist and Shout,” “I Want Candy” and “Hang On, Sloopy,” will begin a commercial Off Broadway run at Signature Center on June 25 and open on July 21, the producers announced on Thursday.

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Piece of My Heart, a Musical about Hit maker Bert Berns, Set for Off-Broadway

3/13/14 — Broadway.com

The New York stage can’t get enough stories about songwriters (think Beautiful, Motown, and Jersey Boys), and now there’s a new one on its way.

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Piece of My Heart, Based on Life and Songs of Songwriter Bert Berns, Will Open Off-Broadway

3/13/14 — Playbill.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will open Off-Broadway July 21, lead producers Merged Work Productions and executive producer Jack Thomas announced March 13.

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Bert Berns Musical Piece of My Heart to Open Off-Broadway This Summer

3/13/14 — TheaterMania.com

Piece of My Heart, a new musical about the life and career of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, will open off-Broadway this summer.

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New Musical PIECE OF MY HEART, Featuring Music of Bert Berns, to Open at Signature Center this Summer

3/13/14 — BroadwayWorld.com

A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns will open Off Broadway this summer, Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today.

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