MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Tovah Feldshuh - Lilyville

MJCCA Book Fest In Your Living Room Live Presents Tovah Feldshuh - Lilyville

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 8:00 PM

Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta on Zoom

Iconic Broadway performer and four-time Tony, two-time Emmy nominee Tovah Feldshuh presents "Lilyville,” a heartwarming and hilarious memoir exploring the mother-daughter relationship that challenged shifting socio-cultural expectations of women and shaped a magnificent career.

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta welcomes the author for a discussion of her new book with CNN journalist Holly Firfer on Thursday April 15, 2021, at 8 PM (EST).

This program is presented in partnership with the National JCC Literary Consortium.

Tickets options are as follows:

-Free admission (does not include a copy of the book); or 

-Admit one for $36 (includes a copy of “Lilyville” (which includes a signed bookplate) and access to an exclusive online meet and greet with the author at 7 PM (EST). Price also covers shipping.) 

All books will be shipped after the event. Please note that USPS is experiencing delays due to the pandemic. Mailed packages may arrive several days later than usual.

About the Book

Calling Tovah a master performer would be akin to dismissing a tornado as a stiff breeze. Her first major role in “Yentl” earned her multiple awards and a Tony nomination, paving the way for a robust theater career and acclaimed television performances in ”Holocaust,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” and ”The Walking Dead.” Yet, perhaps Tovah’s most influential, challenging, and, eventually, fulfilling role was one she never auditioned for: Lily Feldshuh’s daughter.

In her own way, Lily was a force of nature too. As the epitome of a 1950s housewife—impeccably dressed, a master of etiquette, and completely devoted to her husband—she expected perfection from her only daughter and often believed that as a mother, it was her duty to point out Tovah’s every mistake. Tovah, headstrong and free-spirited, found herself constantly torn between living a life on her own terms and a desperate need to gain her mother’s approval. 

Despite all of Tovah’s success on-stage and on the screen, it ultimately would take the birth of her own children and the death of her beloved father to truly bring the two women

In ”Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played,” Tovah Feldshuh reflects on her extraordinary life in the best way she knows how: as a play. Tovah immerses readers in a journey through the acts and scenes of her personal and professional life, from her tomboy childhood in the refined community of Scarsdale, New York, to becoming Broadway royalty alongside Christopher Plummer and Barbra Streisand—all held together by the twisting thread of her often-complicated relationship with Lily.

About the Author

Tovah Feldshuh is an icon known for her starring roles as Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in ”Golda's Balcony” (the longest-running one-person show in Broadway history), Irena Gut in ”Irena's Vow,” and the title role in ”Yentl;” her performances in Broadway productions like, ”Cyrano,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Pippin,” and many others; and her television roles as Helena Slomova in the internationally acclaimed mini-series, ”Holocaust,” as hypercritical mom Naomi in Rachel Bloom's smash hit ”Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and tough-as-nails head of Alexandria, Deanna Monroe on AMC's ”The Walking Dead.”