Closing Curtain Call Photos: Bert Berns ‘Piece of My Heart’


Leslie Kritzer, Zac Resnick

Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick



Joseph Siravo, Linda Hart

Joseph Siravo, Linda Hart








The Juke Box Musical story of songwriter Bert Berns, who died at the young age of 38, closed last night at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Bert wrote songs such as “Twist and Shout,” “Hang on Sloopy,” “Cry Baby” and the title song “Piece of My Heart.”

Brett & Cassandra Berns

Brett & Cassandra Berns

                         and Derrick Baskin

Brian Fenkart and Derrick Baskin

In the role of Bert Berns was Zak Resnick. De’Adre Aziza played his mistress, Leslie Kritzer his daughter, Teal Wicks his younger wife and Linda Hart, the older version of his wife. Friend and manager was played by Brian Fenkart, as the younger version and Joseph Siravo as the older; sidekick friend/singer by Derrick Baskin.

Berns’ children Brett and Cassandra Berns produced the show.


Closing night photos by Maryann Lopinto