BroadwayHD premiers 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, the hilarious award-winning Canadian show on April 13.
April 9, 2021: Now 25 years after it first premiered 2 Pianos 4 Hands, which won a Dora-Award (Toronto’s Theatre Award) for Outstanding Production, is available on BroadwayHD. The hilarious bittersweet tale depicts the challenging process of learning to play the piano, and the sense of loss of eventually learning to let go of a dream. Written and performed by Richard Greenblatt an Ted Dykstra it tells, with equal parts humor and empathy, the story of two boys and their music-infused journey of discovery at the keyboard. Pushy parents, eccentric teachers, endless hours of repetitive practice stage fright, the agony of competitions and the seductive dream of greatness all play their part in this wildly funny play.
The story spans their childhood and adolescence, with the boys eventually coming to terms with the reality that while they may be very good, they likely aren’t destined to be great. En route, Greenblatt and Dykstra demonstrate that they are indeed both brilliant actors and pianists in a 120-minute virtuoso performance that ranges from Bach to Beethoven to Billy Joel.
Richard Greenblatt: “I am so pleased and honored that BroadwayHD will be presenting 2 Pianos 4 Hands on its platform, and thus give access to a large and diverse new audience for the show, as well as allowing those who saw it before a chance to revisit it.”
Ted Dykstra:: “I always agree with whatever Richard says.”
Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane, co-founders of BroadwayHD said, “2 Pianos 4 Hands was so well-received, both by audiences and critics during its run that we are thrilled to be bringing it exclusively to our subscribers at BroadwayHD. We are sure they will enjoy the compelling story and wonderful performances and piano skills of both Ted and Richard.”
BroadwayHD introduces award-winning theater from all across the globe with both classic and modern productions. Fans can expect to see the full works of Shakespeare, awe-inspiring performances from Cirque du Soleil and a selection of the world’s greatest musical including Kinky Boots, Cats, 42nd Street, She Loves Me, The Phantom of The Opera, The King and I, Sound of Music, and An American in Paris. All performances are adapted specifically for streaming audiences to maximize the entertainment experience. To learn more about BroadwayHD, visit www.BroadwayHD.com.