Critics

The Critics Are Raving about Tovah!

A Walk on the Moon

Los Angeles Times

Kevin Thomas
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One of the most refreshing aspects of the film is Lillian, played with effective understatement by Tovah Feldshuh.

A Walk on the Moon

New York News Day

Janet Maslin
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Tovah Feldshuh is a scene stealer in a uniformly outstanding performance

A Walk on the Moon

Variety

Glenn Lovell
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...vet Feldshuh proves pic’s strongest asset.

Aging is Optional

Cabaret Scenes

Marilyn Lester
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...In the words of Monty Python: and now for something completely different. This applies to Aging Is Optional, an encore of a previous outing of the show at Feinstein’s/54 Below in which Tovah Feldshuh presented one of the delightfully quirky cabarets she’s known for. The singer/actress came dressed for action. In a simple, basic deep-blue pair of slacks with a matching long-sleeved top, Feldshuh, the multiple award-winning star of stage, screen, and TV created magic—and a fascinating story arc—with perfectly selected costume props...

Aging is Optional

Broadway World

Stephen Mosher
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There are words invented to describe people like Tovah Feldshuh. Incomparable. Inimitable. Formidable. Inestimable.

Aging is Optional

The New York Times

Stephen Holden
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...The songs and sketches in the well-made program, directed by Jeff Harnar, cover every age group, and Ms. Feldshuh adopts the perspectives of men, women and children. What knits it all together are Ms. Feldshuh’s forceful personality and keen intelligence...

Aging is Optional

Broadway World

Alix Cohen
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...Feldshuh is personable and warm. It's a testament to her sincerity and finely honed characterization that we overlook warmth in what emerges as a raw singing voice (neither out of tune nor technically inadequate, just raw.) Patter about her children (for whom she took a sabbatical from show business), is followed by a tender rendition of "New Words" (Maury Yeston). The song overflows with unconditional love. One can practically see the kids...

Another Part of the Forest

Variety

Bill Edwards
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Tovah Feldshuh's performance of Regina deserves a place in theatrical history books.

Awake and Sing!

The New York Times

Ben Brantley
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As Bessie Berger, Ms. Feldshuh's smart, unsentimental performance freshly brings to light what is singular about Odets's version of the suffocating mother. Feldshuh has taken the most hackneyed traits of the domineering Jewish mother and turned them into steely weapons in a one-woman war against poverty.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The New Yorker

Emily Nussbaum
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...Her mother (played by the national treasure Tovah Feldshuh) sings a ballad of nagging that includes the line “Are you using the lotion that I sent you? / If you’re not gonna use it, I’ll return it to the store.”...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

The New York Jewish Week

JTA
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...For single Jewish women, the show hits another nerve: Rebecca’s mother, a perfectly cast Tovah Feldshuh, finds many ways to hint that her daughter should be married...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Paste Magazine

May Saunders
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...Throw in a trip back to Rebecca’s hometown and another guest turn from the incomparable Tovah Feldshuh and, baby, you’ve got a sitcom stew going...

Golda's Balcony

The New York Times

Neil Genzlinger
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Tovah Feldshuh gives such a fiercely committed performance as Golda Meir in the one-woman show now at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater that she does more than just resurrect Meir. She embodies an entire country, its hopes and paranoia and anger...

Golda's Balcony

New York Magazine

John Simon
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It’s marvelous when an actor and a role that seemed to be waiting for each other meet in an incandescent embrace. Tovah Feldshuh has impressed in a number of roles, but none has etched itself into her skin and taken over her whole inner being the way that of Mrs. Meir now does in Golda’s Balcony...

Golda's Balcony

The Associated Press

Michael Kuchwara
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That Feldshuh manages to make Meir believable and likable is a testament to the actress’ skill as a storyteller. She’s also a natural comedian, a talent that lets her make the most of the play’s few yet choice moments of humor...it is Feldshuh’s portrayal of the indomitable Meir that will remain in your mind long after the curtain has come down.

Golda's Balcony

Elie Wiesel

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Tovah Feldshuh’s performance is brilliant. Everyone should see Golda’s Balcony, it’s a miracle.

Golda's Balcony

New York Post

Donald Lyons
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Meir’s career and her personality are gripping, however, and Feldshuh realizes them with overwhelming force. She presents a three-dimensional human being who was a difficult, near impossible, woman redeemed by the urgency of her mission.

Hello, Dolly!

Central Jersey

Stuart Duncan
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If there was any question as to whether or not Tovah Feldshuh could handle Hello, Dolly! with conviction, relax — she’s just plain terrific...And the enthusiastic standing ovation at every performance at Paper Mill Playhouse is no fluke. And without apologies to Sinatra, she does it her way — without a hint of Carol Channing, Ethel Merman or Mary Martin.

Hello, Dolly!

The New York Times

Charles Isherwood
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A studious and skilled actress best known for her recent turn on Broadway as Golda Meir, a determined woman asserting her prerogatives on a stage even grander than Dolly's, Ms. Feldshuh may be using an accent to reorient our perceptions of a character, but she is not distorting that character to serve her own ends...Ms. Feldshuh places her own stamp on one of the musical theater's most celebrated female roles. As they say in old Eire, you go, girl!

Hello, Dolly!

Worrell Publishing

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There’s a brand new refreshing Dolly in town -- an incredible, petite, talented bombshell in the form of Tovah Feldshuh is delighting Paper Mill Playhouse audiences with her explosive interpretation of the character, Dolly Gallagher Levi, in the musical, HELLO, DOLLY! The versatile Feldshuh can raise an audience to the very height of excitement -- the audience gave her an uproarious, ear-splitting standing ovation.